- Title: Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief
- Author: Rosie Somers
- Publisher: Entangled Teen
- Publication Date: August 7, 2017
- Pages: 206
- Genre: Young Adult Romance
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.
ARC for Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief was provided through NetGalley for an honest review.
Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief had excited me right away with the synopsis and beautiful cover, and even though it wasn’t what I expected it was still a really great read.
Mari’s character was something special and not just because she was a thief. For some reason I expected her to be extremely confident given the fact that she’s a skilled thief and has traveled all over. In actuality, she was confident when it came to her thieving skills but when it came to social situations, she was completely clueless. I felt like the two sides to her were so drastically different that it helped make her a really deep and interesting character. Through it all, no matter how scared or worried she was, she stayed tough and sassy. Even when Will, who literally made her want to melt, was flirting and getting so close she could hardly think.
One of the small highlights for me was Mari’s relationship with her Mom. Yes, they were thieves, but they were also mother and daughter. I loved how they never lost sight of that also put each other before anything else. Family was what really mattered to them, and it showed.
The only thing I wished it had more of was the actual stealing, but I understood that it really wasn’t needed for where the storyline was going. Still, it would have been an extra layer of fun. Also, considering she comes from a long line of jewel thieves, it would have been cool to get a closer look at her interesting family.
Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief will have you hooked from the very first page, I know it did me. With page after page of romance, action, and adventure, I can promise you it’s worth the read.