Evolution of an Art Thief by Jessie Chandler ~ Book Review by Ameliah Faith

Evolution-of-an-Art-Thief-CoverTitle: Evolution of an Art Thief
Series: The Law Game Book 4

Author: Jessie Chandler

Publisher: Ylva

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/31/2016

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Fiction, Lesbian, Young Adult


Mikala Flynn is a teenage army brat who’s drifting through life after having been forced to relocate from Florida to New York City to live with her grandmother. She’s fighting demons of her past and struggling to deal with the murder of her military officer father, who was killed during a home invasion.

While at a sleepover, Flynn spots an objet d’art that looks strikingly like a priceless family heirloom made by Flynn’s great-grandfather during World War II and was later stolen when her father was killed.

Flynn must juggle her desperate desire to get her hands on the off-limits artifact with the deeply imbedded sense of integrity and honor her father instilled in her. Can she find out if it’s the missing heirloom without getting busted elbow-deep in the art-filled cookie jar? The next morning, a certain Tuesday in 2001, changes absolutely everything. Welcome to the Evolution of an Art Thief.

Book four of The Law Game brings us a classic caper where the hero has to be the bad guy in order to be the good guy.

My View:

4th in a Series of 5

Its the summer of 2001. Flynn, a teenager who works part time at a pizza shop, often accompanies her Grandmother, Tubbs, to art events. While at one of the events a classmate, Kate, steals her away from the boring adults. They are now best friends but why, Flynn asks herself again and again, does she feel so funny when Kate touches her? She is also floundering about her future, it seems to her that everyone else knows what their plans in life are why doesn’t she? So many questions, so few answers until a fateful day in mid-September….

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved the character of Flynn. She is so real, she could be any young lesbian on the verge of womanhood. She has challenges in life but takes them in stride. She is lovable, nerdy, goofy and engaging. Kate is full of wonder and dreams although she seems resigned to her fate.

The story itself is wonderfully written without a flaw, no editing mistakes or plot errors, you have to love that!! The descriptions of the settings and characters were really in depth but not overwhelming and they do not distract from the book. You can almost see what Ms Chandler paints with her words. This is a great quick read and I can not wait to read the others in the series.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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