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.


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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