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Thursday, May 15, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling/Capstone Publishing

The Diamond Thief
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Curious Fox, Capstone Switch Presss 


This book is completely amazing. I'm star-struck. The characters are wonderful. I root for the heroes of the story and boo the bad guys. (I want to strangle the Professor) I love the vividly expressed setting of Victorian London. Remy, the trapeze girl and jewel thief is engaging and exciting. The addition of Thaddeus is just great and thrilling to the plot. This book is one I can definitely see on the big screen. Everything is depicted so beautifully. The text is easy to read and has great flow. I understand this is targeted to teens but this book would be great for just about everyone. It's as if these characters just stepped out of the past and emerged all shiny and new in the 21 century. I am greedily awaiting her next book in this series. Sign me up now. lol

Paperback version
I can't stop at just the amazing book in general but also the cover is amazing. I have the uncorrected proof provided to me by Net Galley and Capstone Publishing. On it is this really wonderful (have I said that word enough yet?) depiction of Remy, the thief of the book. I love this cover. But on Goodreads I discovered that the paperback edition has a different cover. I don't like this one as much as the Remy cover but it is also very appealing. Good job to the Capstone Publishing designers. You are winning in great book design! I also loved the Trajan-ish type face at the beginning of each chapter. Just wonderful! :)

I hope you can tell that I liked this book. I mean, it's da bomb dot com, as the teens say. lol

These opinions are my own. Thank you for such a wonderful offering. I love, love, love it!

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