Author: Rosie Somers
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
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 jewel 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.
Badass teens with secret life is one of my soft spots when it comes to books. It doesn’t matter if it’s as a secret spy, thief, assassin— I love them all. Which is why I immediately jumped onto the wagon when I saw this book.
I have to admit that my focus was divided when I started reading. But once I had my head on straight, nothing could make me put this book down aside from the time I did my chores.
While I’m not in love with the characters, but I do love their interactions with each other. And gosh, the puns. I love bad puns, it always made me laugh. Another thing I like is how Marisol’s mom is not just a prop like some other books.
I wished there’s more action side of the story though. It always give me a second hand adrenaline rush. But the pace of the story as it is is great too.
I think readers who enjoyed reading Also Known As by Robin Benway, and Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott would enjoy this book.
I rate this book 4 over 5 stars.
About the Author:
Rosie Somers is a beach-going book addict who’s been crafting stories since before she learned her ABCs. When she’s not busy trying to bring the characters in her head to life on paper, she can be found volunteering with local animal rescues, crocheting funky hats for her friends, or eating herself into the poorhouse at Chipotle. Her fondest dream is to one day own a goat.
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Paragraph Teaser Excerpts from DIARY OF A TEENAGE JEWEL THIEF by Rosie Somers
When his tongue darts out to wet his lips, I unconsciously
mirror the action, and he sucks in a deep breath in response.
A little thrill shoots through me at the realization that he’s
reacting to me that way because he wants to kiss me. And
if I’m honest with myself, I want to kiss him. I can almost
feel his lips pressing against mine. Every fiber of my being is
caught in his gravitational pull, aching to be near him.
Heat surges through me. I lean into Will, memorizing
the feel of his body leveled against mine. The life of a thief
is a solitary one; I’ve never been this close to a guy before,
and the situation is made all the more complicated by the
strength of my attraction to him.
My phone rings. The tinny chime splits the silence and
cuts through the romance of the moment, but I don’t move
to answer it. Maybe if I stay just like I am, he’ll still kiss me.
“You gonna answer that?” Will’s voice is a breathy
almost-whisper against my lips.