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review 2015-06-12 08:00
The Ruby Airship
The Ruby Airship - Sharon Gosling

This turned out to be the sequel to another book, The Diamond Thief, that I hadn't read. And although it usually doesn't really matters, I felt at the beginning that I was missing large parts of what was going on. My bad, of course, but I would certainly recommend reading the first book first (even though I didn't).


Remy is a French circus artist/diamond thief who has now settled for an easier life in London, when she's called back to France to rejoin her best friend and her circus.


It was a very, very fast read, not in the least because of the somewhat gigantic amount of white space on every paper. I mean, I read 140 pages when I went to donate blood plasm (which takes a little over half an hour). I don't usually read THAT fast, but it was as if I was constantly swiping pages.


Besides, it was quite enjoyable. Not really memorable or anything special, but enjoyable nonetheless. Remy came across as the somewhat annoying and immature girl, who didn't understand too much of the world. The rest of the characters all fell a bit too well in their roles. The shady mysterious guy is very shady and mysterious. The kid from the slum turns out to be some kind of genius (I've definitely not seen that before </sarcasm>). And as in Harry Potter, just to name one of the many possibilities, there's this important story that is supposedly so very famous, but the characters still need the tale to be told. Yeah, that.


While quite nice and a very fast read, it didn't blow me away, and I'm not really sure what to think about it.


The Ruby Airship is the second book in the Diamond Thief series. The first book is called The Diamond Thief.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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text 2015-02-05 08:05
TBR Thursday #26
Deceived, - L.A Starkey
Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow - Andrew Fish
Brotherhood of Shades - Dawn Finch
Stones - Polly Johnson
POV - Chris Brosnahan
The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales (Penguin Classics) - Franz Xaver von Schonwerth,Erika Eichenseer,Engelbert Suss,Maria Tatar
The Generation - Holly Cave
The Ruby Airship - Sharon Gosling

Moonlight Reader started the TBR Thursday, and I think it's a good way to a) show what new books I've got and b) confront myself with my inability to lower my TBR. In fact, since I started recording it, it has risen significantly. I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong here...


Little note: This is the 26th edition, I've already been doing this for half a year!


Readings been great this last week. After I finished my last exam (on Friday) I've already read 8 books! (That's even better because I'm quite behind on my ARCs). What I also noticed is that since I no longer suffer from procrastinating from studying, I'm also requesting fewer books (which was really a necessary thing). This week it won't really show but I hope that starting next week my TBR will lower (I can have dreams?).


TBR pile currently stands at 326. (+9)

(Netgalley ARCs at 148 (+9))

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