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Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers | Book Review

August 14, 2021
Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief

Happy Saturday, book friends! It’s another weekend blast from the past!! Today, we’re jumping back in time to four years ago today, when I shared my review of Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers. So sit back and enjoy this fun YA flashback ๐Ÿ™‚

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief

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Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief

Published: August 7, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance
Length: 212 pages
Format Read: Kindle eARC
Buy It: Amazon
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Reviewed by: Megan
Original Review: Ginger Mom & Company
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Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewelry thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. She can’t help but like his terrible puns and charming grin … but when her past catches up with her, it’s not only her life – and her anonymity – that’s at stake.

Will could be the next target.

>>> This book review originally appeared on our former blog, Ginger Mom & Company, onย August 14, 2017
I received this eARC (digital advanced reader copy) as part of my participation inย a blog tour for Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief with YA Reads Blog Tours. The tour was sponsored by Rosie Somers. The gifting of this ebook did not affect my opinion of it.<<<

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What can I say, Iโ€™m a true romantic at heart ๐Ÿ™‚ And that is one reason why I enjoyed Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief. Even though I was hoping for a bit more jewel thievery, I loved the romance aspect of it. Will and Mari definitely made a great couple. That being said, I did want to see more of Mariโ€™s jewel-thief life, other than just the botched heist at the beginning where Petrov (the bad guy) finds them and then the blip at the end. The real meat of the story focused on Mari and her mom hiding from Petrov in NYC, trying to have normal lives.

Of course, I loved the ending (no, Iโ€™m not going to tell you what it is!) because I thought it wrapped everything up perfectly.

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief

The pacing of this book was spot on, as well. I didnโ€™t notice any lulls and I actually flew through it. I read this in only a couple days (with two small kids, thatโ€™s sometimes a challenge) and, especially toward the end, I had a hard time putting it down. The one thing I would like to see, however, is a companion novella that maybe shows what Mariโ€™s life was like before New York? But thatโ€™s just my inability to let characters go. I always want more ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Reply Whispering+Stories August 16, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Great review. The book sounds really intriguing. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf August 19, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Ooh, Iโ€™m intrigued by Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief.

  • Reply Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) September 20, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I’m glad you did this flashback because I’ve never heard of this book. It sounds super fun!


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