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 challenge. she doesn't know about being normal. nothing in her life has been normal.
so when she meets will campbell, who is charming and seems to be taken with her, she's not quite sure how to act. she wants to trust that he likes her and enjoys her company. but she has a hard time trusting anyone. and she also feels like she can't be totally honest with him.
as their relationship deepens it becomes clear that there is more to will than meets the eye. but it's not until the villianous petrov gets his hooks into will and all those that mari holds dear that all truths are revealed. and as they all work together to bring down petrov, the fact that mari can finally be honest about her true self with will frees her from so many of her worries. she realizes she doesn't have to fit into a prescribed version of normal. all she needs is to find happiness, and she has that with will.
will is a total dreamboat of a character. he's got his reasons for paying attention to mari, and they have more in common than mari realizes at first. his unconventional upbringing makes him the perfect match for mari. totally swoonworthy.
**diary of a teenage jewel thief will publish august 7, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (digiteen) in exchange for my honest review.