Angell, Lorena: A Diamond in my Pocket (The Unaltered I) (2012)

a diamondA Diamond in my Pocket is book one of The Unaltered Series.

What would you do if you one day discovered you had an unexpected ability? Like running fast, really fast. Fast enough to break the world record. It would be a great ability to have if you had to run away from trouble (or maybe to).

Callie Courtnae suddenly discovers this ability and is asked to join a school in Montana that specialises in youth with record-breaking abilities. She goes and discovers that the people at her school are extraordinarily beautiful and a lot quicker than she herself is. Hmmm, I smell a rat.

The premise for A Diamond in my Pocket is pretty good. It is difficult to come up with something new in the world of fantasy. But Angell manages to put a couple of twists in that I don’t think I’ve read before. However, however, however. The characters needed a bit more work and the novel tightening. I wish A Diamond in my Pocket could have fulfilled its potential, because it did have plenty of that.

4 thoughts on “Angell, Lorena: A Diamond in my Pocket (The Unaltered I) (2012)”

  1. Hey, Thanks for writing a review about my book! Reviews like yours help me improve as an author. I was pleased as punch to read that you liked my twists and turns, and that the book held surprises for a seasoned fantasy reader such as yourself. I would be interested in finding out which parts were unique, or that stood out in your mind.

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