Literally, the reason I requested The Sphere of Infinity by Day Leitao was because it was described as “an Aladdin retelling in space.” I love Aladdin and I love space-related stories, so I honestly just couldn’t pass up that opportunity and here we are. It seems to be a gender-bent Aladdin retelling, too, which is exciting. Hopefully, it goes better than the last Aladdin retelling I tried.
An Aladdin retelling in space. Alana's dream is to leave the poverty-stricken, government-controlled planet where she lives with her mother. But that's impossible when she can barely manage enough to eat. Her big chance comes in a mission to retrieve a golden sphere. The problem: it's in the Ghost Ship, a mysterious alien spaceship that has been abandoned for millennia. Nobody has ever set foot on it and come out alive. How will Alana manage it? Meanwhile, Jasper has come to her planet to oversee the government. His real goal? To see the mysterious dragons—if they are still alive. Destiny brings them together and thrusts the fate of the Samitri Planet and the Human Universe in their hands. The Sphere of Infinity is a standalone YA Sci-fi/Fantasy novella.
What are your thoughts on this book? Does it sound like something you’d be interested in requesting? Let me know in the comments!