by Sharon Gosling
Published by Capstone Switch Press on February 1, 2015
Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction
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In this action-packed sequel to The Diamond Thief, trapeze-artist Remy has left the circus and her life as a jewel thief behind, but doubts that young detective Thaddeus Rec will ever truly trust her. Torn between her new life and her old, her mind is made up when Yannick, a fellow circus-performer from Remy's past, arrives in London. Remy decides it's time to go with him to France, and rejoin her best friend Claudette and the circus. But Thaddeus is sure that Yannick is up to no good. He's determined to track them down and win Remy back, even if he has to embark on a perilous journey by airship to do so.
The Ruby Airship is the exciting sequel to The Diamond Thief. From the first chapter it is clear that I was going to be taken on another exhilarating adventure.
The Ruby Airship continues the story of our heroes: Remy, Thaddeus and J. After solving the mystery in The Diamond Thief we see the characters go back to their normal everyday life. Remy has left her days of crime behind and is performing her trapeze act under a new name. Thaddeus has received a job promotion and is getting recognition for solving the high profile case from the first book. But their romance is shaky because of their lack of trust. They both are stubborn and have doubts for their future that it is sabotaging their chances of being happy. I enjoyed how their romance isn’t instant. Since they both have had to survive on their own it is understandable that they are afraid to trust people. Seeing their relationship grow slowly felt right and it worked its way smoothly into the mystery story line. And J continues to be the lovable sidekick and proves to be an important member of their team. I love how the author captures J’s charming personality and I have fun saying his lines with a British accent.
“Just cos I was raised on the street don’t mean I’m silly in the ‘ead.”
The Ruby Airship has the steampunk elements that was fun and had me whisked away to this era. There is action, mystery and romance that everyone would enjoy. This book is longer than most Young Adult books so it is packed with a lot of exciting scenes. There were parts of the story that was slow paced but overall I really enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to read the next book!