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A lush, slow-burn romance set in 17th century France, and centered around the broken history of the Hope Diamond-- the high-society intrigue of Richelle Mead's Glittering Court series meets the romance of Melissa de la Cruz's Alex and Eliza.

In the depths of the Bastille, sixteen-year-old Juliet Pitau sits cold and filthy in her cell. Charged with stealing what has come to
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ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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What a cover!!

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Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a stunning book! Mobley, already an award-winning author of historical fiction for middle-grade readers, dazzles in this enormously ambitious tale for YA (and adult) readers: a story of daughterly devotion, court intrigue, the search for artistic integrity, and sizzling romance, all set during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, in Paris. Juliette is the daughter of the King's crown jeweler, who has been charged with cutting an enormous - and dauntingly challenging - diamond in a way that ...more
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Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
* Thank you Penguin Teen Canada for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review *

ACTUAL: 4.25 stars

This story begins with Juliet, who is imprisoned for stealing the Hope Diamond from King Louis XIV. She has only the night to recall the events leading up to the night to the scribe across the cell, Rene, the man she loves but lost. She's reeling from her father's failure but still plans to use this night to fight for her life, before her sentencing the next day.

I really enjoy heists and
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Emily Brooks
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was very excited when I got my hands on this ARC and was looking forward to reading it. But I had no idea the adventure I would go on. This is a great book for young teens transitioning from middle grade to young adult, and especially those who like historical fiction. (Although I quiet enjoyed it as a 21 year old)

It follows Juliette, the daughter of the crown jeweler, who recounts her harrowing story of trying her fathers reputation to René. As she retells her story around the stolen
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