Aladdin Meets the Selection
Ada lives a life of thievery and steals what she can't afford to buy. Even though she's poor, she's lucky to have a friend like Bonnie who's always there for her no matter what. But when a witch captures Ada, she sends her to a foreign land in search of a lamp. Ada thinks it's a crazy request, but with Bonnie's life at stake, she'll do whatever it takes to find it.
The castle Ada's sent to is trying to find a bride and future queen of Cahraman. There, she must pretend to be a Noble Lady seeking the prince's hand so she can search for the lamp. When she meets a boy who can get her into the castle's vault, feelings of affection start to stir inside her. Cyrus will help her anyway he can, but he has secrets of his own.
I adored Cyrus's character and how he goes out of his way to help Ada. I love Ada's determination and that we get to see there's more to her than just being a thief. Her morals are in the right place. This book is an Aladdin retelling and I love the uniqueness to it.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this book to fans of fantasy, Aladdin, the Selection series, royalty, and retellings.