The Diamond Thief (Diamond Thief 1) Sharon Gosling,
This review is from: The Diamond Thief (Diamond Thief 1) (Paperback)
The Diamond Thief follows the exploits of Remy Brunel and her attempts to regain a highly valuable diamond (hence the book title). This involves her attempting to steal said diamond from the Tower of London, taking on the might of the London police force, and eventually having to battle with an evil genius underneath the streets of London.
I did enjoy this book, but not as much as i was hoping to. I felt that it lacked something but i'm not 100% sure what that thing was. I didn't seem to like any of the characters very much, although some of the side characters like J i found intriguing. The story was interesting but even though there were moments of peril i wasn't all that scared for the survival of the characters. I enjoyed the descriptions of London, and the various areas Remy and the other characters found themselves in. I was also intrigued by the use of the underground sewers and rivers that run under London, but somehow it wasn't interesting enough.
I think overall i felt that this book was too simple in its structure and writing style. I realise it's meant for younger readers but there are some excellent books in a similar style that somehow manage to be both simple and fantastic at the same time. Maybe the next book in the series will be a bit better, although this book doesn't really end in much of a cliff-hanger so it would be perfectly fine if this was the only book in this series (if that makes sense).