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Publication date: 1st October, 2014
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.
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!