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About the Book
http://theivylodge.co.uk/wp-content/cache/busting/1/wp-includes/js/jquery/ui/effect-explode.min-1.12.1.js Title: Daughter of Thieves
Iida Author: Lichelle Slater
http://offsecnewbie.com/2018/06/25/oscp-journey-part-4/?share=twitter Series: Sands of Wonder #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 13, 2021
A street rat. A magic lamp. An obnoxiously handsome prince.
What should have been an easy-in, easy-out job with my father became a nightmare when he was arrested by the soldiers of Zunbar. As if things couldn’t get any more complicated, my estranged mother has demanded I enter the Desert Trials and find the magic lamp hidden inside the Dragon’s Lair cave.
The Desert Trails: a series of ten tasks to prove a sorceress’s proficiency in the art of magic.
How hard could it be?
Only, I wasn’t blessed with the gift of magic.
Surviving the trials is only part of the problem. I’ve inadvertently partnered with Prince “Abu” and he’s bent on taking the magic lamp from me. I’m not about to let some dashing prince steal my father’s freedom.
But the Dragon’s Lair is more like the Cave of Nightmares, and I can’t escape without Prince Abudar’s help. If we don’t work together, we might not make it out alive, and I am not wasting my only wish in order to escape.
With the chance to make a single wish, can a street rat finally prove her worth? Find out in this adventure-packed, gender-swapped retelling of Aladdin!
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About the Author
Personal dragon trainer, lover of glitter, writer of fantasy.
Lichelle Slater is a USA Today Bestselling author and was nominated for “Unforgettable Book of the Year” for The Beast Princess and “Mind-Blowing Fantasy of the Year” for The Siren Princess at Penned Con 2020, and as “Best Debut Author” for Step Right Up (now Circus in the Stars: Ringmaster) at UtopiaCon in 2017.
Reading has always been a huge passion, from The Hobbit to Goosebumps. Some of her fondest memories are at the library or being read to, and when she embarked on my journey of becoming an author, she did so with the dream of sharing the worlds in her mind with others.
She currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her adorable King Charles, Perseus, and works full-time as a special education preschool teacher.
Daughter of Thieves
by Lichelle Slater
Book 1 in the Sands of Wonder series
After reading another story from the author, I was excited to join her ARC team for her new series, Sands of Wonder. I am a huge fan of fairytale retellings and this reimagining did not disappoint. The adventurous story is full of action, mystery, and romance. Who doesn’t love a heroine who can succeed without magic when everyone else has magic?
Caspara’s character is feisty and loyal and has no magic. I loved her character and how “unaffected” she was by Prince Abudar. She was some the reader wanted to root for. As the story continued, more and more events kept me reading to early in the morning (lost some sleep) but it was definitely worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed Prince “Abu” too and was thoroughly surprised at the end of chapter 17. The author did a good job and the story is well written and very entertaining. I loved all the characters – with some from her prequel – and need to read more. The book ends with some unresolved occurrences and I will be reading what comes next.
I also loved that the author included a map and some spell translations.
Highly recommend this exciting, adventurous YA fantasy with romance and intrigue.
My thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.
Read my review of The Sultan and the Storyteller here!