This is an alternate history of Disney’s Aladdin story. It broaches the question of Aladdin never getting the lamp. It focuses more on the “street rat” angle of the story. It is darker but still manages a happy ending. Be warned there are killings and torture talked about but neither in great detail. I would put this at mature YA due to these story elements. I will read the next book in the series, which of course is an alternate of a different Disney story.