25. ruj 2014.

ARC Review: The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

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Publication date: 1st October, 2014

Book summary:
By day Rémy Brunel is a daring circus acrobat, by night she is an equally talented jewel thief currently assigned to steal a famous diamond in Victorian London--but when the theft goes wrong she finds herself allied with a young policeman as they try to find the elusive gem.
           How can someone include so much awesomeness in one book really goes beyond my imagination. But not having read steam-punk stories in a while I was hoping to be thrown in Victorian era again, but the problem is that I am still captured there and I don't want to get out.

          Circus has always been a fascinating thing to me. Ever since I was a child and seeing the glimpse of magic I believed in left strong impression on me. Not surprisingly, Little Bird's acrobatic abilities returned those feelings to me. She is a girl with though past which thought her to take care of herself, same as Thaddeus Rec, a boy who despite everything has all the manners and qualities of a perfect man and who easily captured my attention.

          What I especially loved about this book was that the author gave different voice to the different characters which made them more realistic. With Remy's French words, to the J's street language and Professor's academic speech which defined characters better. Then the magical elements which I didn't expect to find in book as this one.

         One thing that I though would bother me was the age of the characters, but then again seeing that the book was set in Victorian era where child labor was a very common thing and when children grew up faster than we could imagine. I liked that both Remy and Rec give adult vibe which fits the seriousness of their actions better.

         You can only imagine my joy when I saw that the sequel to this novel, The Ruby Airship is out, as I'm going to jump into this world again.

Rating: 5 stars.

Until the next time,
***Note: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Switch Press, via NetGalley. Thank you!

31 komentar:

  1. This sounds like a cool story, glad you enjoyed it so much! I have been having great luck with steampunk books lately so I definitely want to give this one a try. Thanks for putting it on my radar with your lovely review!

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    1. I truly hope you'll give it a try. Thanks, Lauren :)

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  2. This is the first time I am seeing the cover for this and I actually am really liking it! So glad you loved this as much as you did.

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  3. You're right Circus is also something that I like to discover about. I didn't know about this one but I love the cover and I think it could be perfect for me. Thanks for the review!

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  4. I haven't read steampunk in AGES and I know its a genre thats pretty tough to get perfect so I'm so glad that this one was really enjoyable! I'll definitely keep this one under the radar.

    Fabulous review, Tanja <33

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it girl. Thanks, Mel :)

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  5. I don't think i've ever read a steampunk novel. I've been particularly interested in the subject to be honest but you make me want to give it a try! I'm so happy to hesr this one worked for you and that you really enjoyed it! Great review!

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    1. Really?? You should or at least read The Infernal Devices. It doesn't get better than that :)

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  6. Ahhh Tanja! For some reason I thought this book was coming out in December, so I kept my ARC until it expired a few weeks ago and I didn't realize it was coming out sooner than I thought. You make it sound so awesome and I love steampunk so I would really like this, in my opinion.
    Lovely review! :)

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    1. Ouch. It was supposed to come out then or something. I have no idea. Thanks, Nick :)

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  7. I've read plenty of steampunk (I'm a huge fan of the genre) and I'm always on the lookout for more. I love that the characterization is so good, and I think I'll be giving this one a try very soon.

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    1. I know that you love that genre. I hope you'll give this one a try. Thanks, Maja :)

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  8. It's been a long time since I've read a good steampunk. Not sure Im in the mood now, but I love your enthusiasm for thus book. Great review!

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  9. The distinct voices for the characters sounds well written

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  10. Acrobat jewel thief!! And such a great cover - putting it on my TBR!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  11. I have this one and have not read it, I totally need to get this read fast!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  12. I love the circus! I actually haven't read any book that focuses on that sort of setting yet. I like that a thief is teaming up with a policeman. It's an unlikely duo that intrigues me. Wonderful review, Tanja! I'm adding it to my tbr :)

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    1. I think you should give this one a try ;) Thanks, Jennifer.

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  13. I have been to the circus before and loved the magical and whimsical feel of it too. It sounds like this book really captured the nostalgia for you. I'm glad the characters were unique between themselves too. Lovely review Tanja!

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  14. A Steampunk story that takes place at a circus would be an awesome combo! I'm happy to learn that the author succeeded in doing the Victorian era justice, in spite of your issues with the ages of some of the characters.

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    1. It was nicely done when you think about it. At first it felt of but it made sense. Thanks, Carmel :)

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  15. Nice to hear you enjoyed this so much, Tanja. I have fun with historicals when I pick them up. Hope you like the sequel just as much. :)

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  16. This sounds like the sort of book that has done everything right! It sounds like a book I have on my shelf and loved called The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner. I think this means I should read this. The Victorian Era is one I am head over heels in love with, and circus are magical too. Love the idea to this! Added to my TBR.

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