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Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief

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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 ...more
ebook, 232 pages
Published August 7th 2017 by Entangled Teen
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Genni Eccles
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Thank you!!*
This review was originally posted here on my blog!

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief was such a hard book to rate for me. Now, it wasn't a hard book to read by any means, but once I finsihed I wasn't sure how I felt about it. For the msot part, I wasn't critcally reading this book. I was just picking it up whenever I felt like it and didn't actually analyze the book that muc
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Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
Review first posted on Realm of the Sapphired Dragon 8/8/17

*I received this book for free from the publisher in return for an honest review*

I really enjoyed this story. It was sweet and engaging from the very first chapter. 17 year old Mari is from a family with long glorious tradition of jewel thievery and that has been the life she has led so far. After finding out a dangerous rival is out to get them, Mari and her mother head to New York to hide out and Mari has to pretend to be a normal te
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Marisol comes from a generational line of jewelry thieves, so it's not new to her learning about heists and stealing jewels. The thing is that someone has betrayed the crew her family belongs to as they turn up to the same heist they are doing. It turns out that the guy who turned up is known for killing Marisol's dad and now he wants the whole family wiped and the journal that he supposedly left behind. Marisol's mother takes the pair of them back to New York where Marisol becomes Mari - a new ...more
Sue @crushingcinders Holmes
*I was voluntarily provided a complimentary review copy by the publisher.

This is a fun story with an unexpected twist and great characters. I liked it but felt it would have been much better if the story had been fleshed out a little more to give the storyline more depth.
i fall in love book blog
3.5 Stars

I went into this book expecting it to read like a teenage Penelope Blue filled with heists, antics, and awesome ninja/jewel thief stuff.

I liked it, but it wasn't what I was expecting. This had a light romance, and was more about Mari being lonely, fitting in, and trying to be "normal" when all she knows is the life of a jewel thief. It does have some action during the second half of the book, but even then it feels almost out of place because of how the beginning of the book went.

I don'
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Olivia Farr
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief" was a really fast YA (light) thriller! We follow Marisol, who has been raised in the family business of stealing jewels- although her mother and she have recently given it up and are trying to settle in New York City. Her father was killed by Petrov Rosinsky, a crime leader in Europe who has extensive influence. She and her mother are trying to escape his grasp by fleeing to NYC. At first, things look safe and all Mari has to worry about are normal teenage things ...more
Heidi
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This was a cute, yet lacking type of story. It was a fun one that I can see many teenage girls enjoying, especially with a young, kind girl as the protagonist, and receiving the attention from a sweet, cute guy.

Mari is kind and someone that I’m sure many teenagers wouldn’t mind being friends with. Unfortunately, I found her character to be incomplete in regards to her jewel thieving ways. The title, the opening, and the fact that Mari and her mom are hiding is all contributed to the fact that t
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KayCee K
Spoilers Free Review!
3.5 Stars!

Teens living unusual lives are on of my soft spots. I enjoy stories where teens 'have different jobs'. So, this was a book I knew I wasn't going to pass up. It was a good read, I kinda want a little more of the 'Jewel Thief' side of her life. We got a little bit, a little tease but other than that, it's just what I was looking for. The lead character Mari moves back to New York to go into hiding. Her father's side of the family comes from a long line of Jewel Thi
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Becky
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
When we first see Marisol in Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief, she's mid-heist, taking the lead on a job for the first time ever. Things don't go exactly as planned, though, and when next we see her she's attempting to live the life of an ordinary NYC teen for the first time ever. Her fish-out-of-water issues are endearing, but I was a little bummed that her jewel thief skills didn't end up getting more of a workout in the rest of the novel (though her solution to forgetting her locker combination ...more
Erin
3.5 star

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
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☾ Liz ☆ Stellar Kitten Book Reviews ☆
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the idea of Mari coming from a family of thieves, although I was a little disappointed that this didn't play out more in the story besides the main plot (i.e. we didn't get to see many heists or hear more about her other family). However, I did enjoy the romance in this book. It was cute to see how they could both go from being totally confident in public to being really shy and unsure when they were together. I liked the little things that Will did to show hi ...more
Chelsea Fryou
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Original review can be found at Freeing Fantasy. You can also follow me on TwitterFacebook, and Bloglovin

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 con

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Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: : Dreamy Addictions

* eARC received from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review *

I expected to enjoy this book but sadly this book isn't for me because I totally hate insta-love romances and this one is full of it. They're major book turn-off's for me. I hoped we get some thrilling thieving action but it disappointed me in that aspect too. Some parts in the plot isn't fleshed out well and the relationship between some characters seemed for
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Eva
marisol flores has had an unconventional upbringing in diary of a teenage jewel thief. she's the youngest in a line of jewel thieves, but her first job as point person ends badly and she must flee with her mom to new york city and try to fit into a normal life.

all she's wanted for years is a normal life. but starting a normal life by pretending that she and her mom aren't hiding from the man who killed her father means that she's jumping at shadows. fitting in at a normal high school is also a c
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Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story I thought it was fun and something different compared to most contemporary stories.
The story follows a 17 year old girl who is a jewel thief following in the footsteps of her mother and the family business of thieving. We start out by following Marisol (Mari) and her mother on a heist in France but they have been followed by fellow thieves who are trying to take them down. This results in Mari and her mother fleeing to NYC where Mari can finally pretend to be a norma
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Sierra the Nerdgirl
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I was provided a free ARC in exchange of an honest review. Thank you "Entangled Teen" for the opportunity to review this book.

I'm going to get straight to the point. I did not raelly enjoy this book. I feel like it had potential, but it fell very short. The synopsis is very misleading as the main plot happens in just the last 1/3 of the book. Most of the book feels like a contemporary, which would be fine and dandy if this was actually a contemporary novel, but it isn't, and the rom
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Joe
I recieved an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Marisol Flores is a jewel thief, she comes from generations of thieves, and the only thing she really wants is a normal life. Marisol and her mother move to New York after they find out they are being hunted for a jewel heist they committed. When they first arrive at New York, Marisol wants to fit in but she is not sure she even knows how. Enter Will Campbell; the guy who calls Marisol Flowers, a play on her last name, and the one
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Liz
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Most teenagers wish their lives were more exciting, more thrilling, anything but dull and normal. Then, there’s Maribel.

Maribel is a “Teenage Jewel Thief.” We meet her scaling the wall of a museum in the middle of a heist. The job is interrupted by the arrival of goons sent by Petrov Rosinsky, the leader of a crime syndicate. Petrov killed Mari’s father nine years ago, and he seems determined to wipe out the rest of the family.

Mari and her mother flee to New York, where they attempt to live a “r
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Diana
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean, ya, suspense
Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers is a pretty fast paced story.
The story starts out with Marisol a sixteen-year-old who was raised in a family of jewel thievery. Her and her mother move to New York City to hide from another thief. Marisol just wants to blend in at her new high school.
I really felt that the character Marisol was awesome, I loved her diary entries and also her story. Her point of view. Of course, she meets a guy at school, very typical of a girl in high school.

I li
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Cariadne
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a longer than usual read for me. I started, stopped for a long time, came back because I had nothing else to read. I know! Already not a winning start-stop-continue.

I stopped in the 1st place because the author dropped us in the middle of action that felt jarring. My reaction was I felt as if I was missing something, such as a lead up to background, character, etc. Sure, I read the summary before NetGalley gave me access, but I can only imagine if someone picked this up to read without
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Victoria Bunce
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Please note: I received DIARY OF A TEENAGE JEWEL THIEF on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to both the Publisher and author.

I read this story in ONE night. I couldn't put it down because Mari is a smart, sassy- yet sweet- heroine and I wanted to know what happened to her and hella-hot Will. Rosie Somers wrote a fantastic story about a girl trying to keep true to herself while simultaneously trying to blend into her surroundings. It's hard to ignore your birthright when it's
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Ashleighjayne
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I requested this book from netgalley. I’ve never seen any reviews on this book and didn’t look on good reads so I really wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it or not, I must say I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the story.

Marisol come from a generation line of jewellery thieves and that is the life she has been led, after finding out a dangerous rival is out to get them , Marisol and her mother head to New York to hide out and Marisol has to pretend to be a norma
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Mindy
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
So I may have seen the twist coming a mile away and I may have thought the book was mostly fluff but it was enjoyable fluff. This book is the story of Marisol Flores, a 17- year-old jewel thief. Her mom may have trained her well but when things start going very wrong and they find their lives in danger, they decide it's time to get out of the business and for Mari to live a normal life. Things do not go as planned and her new love interest is stolen, along with her mom, as ransom for proof of cr ...more
Danielle
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
(I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.)

Mari comes from a long line of jewel thieves, but when a crime boss targets her family, they are forced to flee Europe and come back to New York. She starts school and dreams of being a regular teenage girl, for once. It's too bad that repelling off buildings and disarming security cameras hasn't taught her anything about talking to cute boys or being a good friend.

This book was fluffy and
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Morgan Combs
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
this summer has been a true crime summer for me. so much murder and so much dark, dark, subject matter.

i was very happy to get the opportunity to review diary of a teenage jewel thief so that i could read something a little less serious and cleanse the pallet so to speak.

this book was a super fun read. i thought it would be super predictable but i was pleasantly surprised at the well placed twists and turns!

This is definitely a fast paced, exciting read. Even though Mari is a jewel thief by birt
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Liz
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF. 54%

Thanks to NetGalley for giving me this novel in exchange for a honest review.

Hate to DNF it, but I don't feel like continuing. Maybe I'm not being picky enough on NetGalley.. But it just was not really something for me. Think I'm too old for this ? (Ha that feels awful to say..) But I'm no teenager, haven't been one for almost 10 years.. And this is just to childish for me.
I would have hoped for more action and actual thievery.. But after the beginning scene it just went downwards. And
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Entrada Book Review
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Marisol isn't your normal teenager.

She has a gift for stealing things.

After all, she should since she's been trained as a professional jewel thief.

This was an interesting YA book. It followed a new idea and premise - Marisol has to restart her life in NYC to hide from her parent's old rival and employers. It includes a lot of adjusting and normal teenage issues of fitting in.

There's enough action to keep you interested enough to finish out the story.
Susan Underbrink
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A big Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the ARC for my honest review.
This is not an adult book-this is for YA!!
This was a cute fun book that I think most teenage girls would like. I know that my juniors from the Marshall Islands would like it.

Mari gets to travel, has a romantic interest and has issues that are valid in real life. A good book for young teen girls. I gave it a 3.5.
Jenni McGee
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review via NetGalley. I liked this book and felt it was great for middle grade and YA. It did start out a little slow for me but did pick up speed and I couldn't put the book down by that point. If you like Gallagher girls, I would suggest this book!
Jasmine
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was such a quick and cute read. I liked how Mari comes from a family opposite side of the law. It's an enjoyable book full of twist and turns. It was an interesting book to read. Amazing.
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