Monday, August 14, 2017

Blog Tour: Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers *ARC #Bookreview

Diary of a Teenage Jewel ThiefTitle: Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief
Author: Rosie Somers
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published Date: August 7th 2017
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Page Count: 206
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★.5

Goodreads Summary: 
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.

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.
Author Twitter: @prosyrosie

 My Review:

Thank you to NetGalley for an e-arc of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Marisol has been taught her whole life how to pull of the perfect heist, but when things go wrong and she finally gets to be a 'normal' teenage girl she doesn't really know how to handle it all.
She adjusts to high school fairly easily, thanks in part to her having done online school, and from just blending into the background for the most part. With Will helping her get caught up in Math, and Jamie helping her find clubs to join to help her make friends. Marisol seems to start enjoying her new life. That is until a family member shows up and she realizes she's may be being followed by someone.
This causes her to panic and to doubt her new life completely. She realizes that there really isn't a way to get away from the world they've been a part of, and she may have put all of her new friends at risk too.
Overall  I did enjoy this book, but I'm also not going to lie I was a little disappointed that this was more girl adjust to normal life and less heist related. Not saying this was a bad thing, just wasn't exactly what I was suspecting. Also how in the world did she not have any idea who Will was? Having said that, I really did like the beginning and the last thirty percent of the book. The middle part while important to show her new life, and how her connection to Will changed things, was also a little boring to me personally. I wish we would have either gotten to see more of her friends at school or her family dynamic because I felt like we didn't really get to understand it until almost the end.  

I am interested to see if this gets any companion novels because that ending was the perfect setup for some, and they sound like they would be Amazing!

Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour, & enter into the giveaway!

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