Little Book,  Middle grade

The Diamond Thief

Sharon Gosling
the diamond thiefNo one performs on the circus trapeze like sixteen-year-old Remy Brunel. But Remy also leads another life, as a cat burglar and jewel thief. Forced by the evil circus owner Gustave to attempt the theft of one of the world’s most valuable diamonds, Remy thinks it will be just another heist, but when she meets determined young detective Thaddeus Rec, her life changes forever.
Will Thaddeus manage to rescue the jewel? Or is it really Remy that he needs to save?

Remy Brunel is a trapeze artist for a French Circus. Known at the circus as ‘little bird’ no-one knows her real name. When doing an act Remy flies towards the trapeze and as she reaches towards the trapeze and her fingers brush the bar she plummets towards the ground and as she does so a man called Thaddeus Rec runs out to save her. He is a skinny, policeman with one brown eye and one blue eye. Remy has a secret identity prowling the back streets of London as the world’s best jewel thief! How cool is that? Well it turns out it isn’t for Remy, when she gets found out trying to steal the worlds second largest diamond at a party run by queen Victoria where a very suspicious man accuses her of stealing the jewel!
With her identity revealed she runs away and in the streets of London meets a friend. His name is J and together they plot to find the jewel in the suspicious man’s house. But their eyes are opened up to a whole new world, people getting kidnapped and used as slaves, death traps and secret underground mines which, depending on the tide, could get flooded with water at any given second. No-one is safe. But Remy finds out a curse has been put on her only to realise the only way to awaken it is when she falls in love and it turns out it’s been awake for some time now…
Verdict: This book was an amazing mystery book and whenever you turned a new page, well something completely unexpected happens. It’s very realistic and well-written and I think I’d give it about 8.5 out of 10. Very, very good book!
Reviewed by Daisy(11)

Publisher: Curious Fox
Publication Date: February 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Genre: Steampunk, Adventure
Age: Middle grade
Reviewer: Daisy(11)
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: Debut Author

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