Review; Thief of Cahraman - A Retelling of Aladdin ("Fairytales of Folkshore": Book One) by Lucy Tempest
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ONE MONTH. FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST.
You have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman.
After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is finally over. But her world is upended when a witch steals her away to a faraway kingdom, to perform an impossible heist. If Adelaide fails, her newfound family would be sacrificed to a beast.
To complete her mission, she’s forced to assume the role of a noblewoman and enter a royal competition. The prize is the hand of the elusive Crown Prince. Elimination means certain death.
As the witch’s literal deadline approaches, Adelaide has one last gamble to save the day, and to escape to a new life with Cyrus, the handsome and mysterious fellow thief who stole her heart.
But everything falls apart when the prince finally reveals himself…
My Thoughts on the BookThief of Cahraman was an engaging read for sure. I loved the gender swap and the various Easter eggs related to other fairy tales in the book ("Fairytales of Folkshore" is a series with interconnected fairytale retellings). As Thief of Cahraman ended with a proper cliffhanger, I'm now very eager to read the next book.