ARC Review: Thief of Cahraman (Cahraman Trilogy #1) by Lucy Tempest

Thank you Netgalley for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

ONE MONTH. FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST.

Adelaide has been on the run for years, but when she finally thinks she’s found a place to call home, a dangerous witch steals her away and threatens her new family. Adelaide must use every skill as a thief she’s honed in order to make her way through a competition for the Prince’s heart and find the missing oil lamp without getting caught. While Adelaide fears her constant elimination, she manages to make several friends including a mysterious man named Cyrus.

This is named as The Selection meets genderbent Aladdin and wow is that a spot on description for this story! I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy myself, because The Selection is a favorite of mine. But Thief of Cahraman managed to surprise me in the best ways possible! While some of the storyline was quite predictable, especially the identity of the prince, I still really enjoyed it. I guessed who the Prince was about 25% of the way in and every time Adelaide interacted with him, I was repressing chuckles.

The romance and competition aspect take up a majority of the page time, however, we do get to see Adelaide bonding with her fellow roommates, Cora and Cherine. I really loved this trio and their developing friendship. Cora’s sarcasm and overall grumpiness never failed to bring a smile to my face. I’m really curious to see what the friends will do in the next book.

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