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The Diamond Thief
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The Diamond Thief

No one performs on the circus trapeze like 16-year-old Remy Brunel. But Remy also leads another life, prowling through the backstreets of Victorian London as a jewel thief. When she is forced to steal one of the world’s most valuable diamonds, she uncovers a world of treachery and fiendish plots.

 
ISBN978-1-63079-002-8
PublisherSwitch Press
BrandSwitch Press
Age Level14-18 Years
Reading LevelGrades 9-12
GenreMystery
SubjectMystery, Action & Adventure, History
Trim Size5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Page Count336
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2015
Paper Over Board
Price
$16.95
 


 
 

Reviews

Shelley Adina, author of the bestselling Magnificent Devices series

"Cinematic and gripping, with characters you can't help but root for—a steampunk high-wire act that will keep you turning pages late into the night." - Shelley Adina, author of the bestselling Magnificent Devices series

April 14, 2014

Emma Jane Holloway, author of The Baskerville Affair trilogy

"Gosling provides endless adventure in a steampunk London made for young adults." - Emma Jane Holloway, author of The Baskerville Affair trilogy

April 14, 2014

 

Tiffany Trent, author of the award-winning series The Unnaturalists and Hallowme

"Gosling weaves a mesmerizing tale of thieves and detectives, show rings and circus bosses. Readers will love the fast pace, historical atmosphere, and chemistry between the main characters." - Tiffany Trent, author of the award-winning series The Unnaturalists and Hallowme

April 15, 2014

Laura Resnick, author of The Misfortune Cookie and Abracadaver

"The textured setting and elegant writing add to the enjoyment of reading this well-plotted historical adventure that features a daring high-flyer of a heroine." - Laura Resnick, author of The Misfortune Cookie and Abracadaver

April 26, 2014

 

Airmchair Beauty Sleuth & Book Diva - Toni

"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. . . .I am greedily awaiting the next book in this series." - Airmchair Beauty Sleuth & Book Diva

May 15, 2014

School Library Journal - Etta Anton, Yeshiva of Central Queens, NY

"This action-packed novel features almost as many unexpected twists as the heroine’s high-wire act. . . .Gosling sustains suspense by introducing new surprises at every turn…" - School Library Journal

July 1, 2014

 

Kirkus Reviews

"Romance, political skullduggery and fantastical inventions giddily complicate a jewel heist. . . .The whole affair often feels like an episode of Doctor Who: It's filled with running and exhilarating physical danger, many quippy, colorful characters and even some titanium suits strongly reminiscent of Cybermen. This is no bad thing. . . .Readers will happily strap in for the ride, if only to see where it takes them." - Kirkus Reviews

September 1, 2014

TeenReeds.com/The Book Report - Mary M., Teen Board Member

"I would recommend this book to someone who comes in with eyes wide open about its steampunk nature and who likes romance." - TeenReeds.com/The Book Report

October 1, 2014

 

Booklist - Frances Bradburn

"...a pleasant, entertaining tale populated with well-developed characters, particularly Rémy herself, and the fantasy elements are well interwoven with sweet romance. . . .a rollicking good story." - Booklist

October 1, 2014

Horn Book Magazine - Joanna Rudge Long

"Action is the word here, and it’s both vivid and engrossing, with much of it in a steampunk technological realm entered from the Thames via a nineteenth-century sewer and controlled, in part, by the (real) diamond’s magic. The narrative reads like a film dramatization, with bit parts that might be enlivened by an actor and the sort of anachronistic, informal dialogue that can propel a suspenseful romp on screen. An entertaining light read." - Horn Book Magazine

November 1, 2014

 

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books - KQG

"The action here is first rate, moving readers breathlessly from one danger to the next. . . .the Victorian setting and plethora of gadgetry may find an audience among steampunk fans who will settle in for Remy’s high-wire act." - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

January 1, 2015

Examiner.com - YuMin Ye, Columbia Young Adult Fiction Examiner

"From page to page the adventure goes on with surprising twists and turns. The novel never fails to capture the attention of the reader, introducing magic, love, suspense and mystery around every corner." - Examiner.com

January 22, 2015

 

TeenReads.com/The Book Report - Mary M., Teen Board Member

"As secrets are revealed, a curse and unknown histories are brought to light, even as a romance slowly blossoms between the fiercely independent thief Rémy and the intelligent, law-abiding Thaddeus. . . .Rémy was a likable character, and her kind heart shone through beneath her thieving actions. The descriptions of Rémy on the trapeze were gorgeous...I would recommend this book to someone who comes in with eyes wide open about its steampunk nature and who likes romance." - TeenReads.com/The Book Report

October 1, 2014

Awards

Redbridge Council

2014 Redbridge Children’s Book Award Shortlist

March 1, 2014

Sharon Gosling

Sharon Gosling

Sharon Gosling always wanted to be a writer. She started as an entertainment journalist, writing about television series such as Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. Her first novel was published under a pen name in 2010. Sharon and her husband live in a very small cottage in a very remote village in the north of England, surrounded by sheep-dotted fells. The village has its own vampire, although Sharon hasn’t met it yet. The cat might have, but he seems to have been sworn to secrecy and won’t say a thing.

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