A Diamond in My Pocket

Rated 4.46/5 based on 13 reviews
After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility and placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, traitors, and a rogue clan vying for world domination. Calli’s quick wit helps her navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a mystical diamond. More
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About Lorena Angell

Lorena Angell is the internationally bestselling author of the YA fantasy series, The Unaltered. Inspired by an interview from J.K. Rowling, Lorena began to write and published her first book in 2011. Since then, she’s earned over 4,200 reviews (average of 4.5 stars), has been a #1 bestseller in over 11 countries and wants nothing more than to write more books for her readers.

Lorena writes young adult fantasy/superpowers/romance. Visit Lorena's website: http://lorenaangell.com

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A Diamond in my Pocket
When Calli Courtnae breaks the World Record for the 100m, she is invited to Montana to prepare for National tryouts. However, upon arrival using her lip reading ability she realizes she’s been lied to, or at least not told the whole truth. She's a superhuman, a Runner, and her new world includes transporting packages for other supernatural groups.

About the Series: The Unaltered
Young adult fantasy/supernatural series: A Diamond in My Pocket, A Diamond in My Heart, The Diamond of Freedom, The Diamond Bearers' Destiny, The Diamond Bearer's Secret, and The Diamond Bearers' Rising.

The Unaltered series is currently being optioned for film and television.

Book one of The Unaltered series introduces a secret universe existing within our own. In this world, cosmic energy grants superhuman abilities, and people of like ability band together in clans for both safety and community. Flesh-ripping demons prowl at night, drawn to the cosmic energy. Governments spy on clans, clans spy on governments, and trusting the wrong person may carry a terrible price.

Also in Series: The Unaltered

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dorothymathewson3432 reviewed on on Nov. 10, 2017

this story is a page turner . It keep your attention and guessing what's next
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Stan Adelman reviewed on on June 11, 2015

I enjoyed this book, and it is very appropriate for both teenage and adult audiences. The characters were well-drawn and the actions they performed made sense from their point of view. I look forward to the subsequent books in the series as Ms. Angell more fully spells out the details of the universe in which the stories take place.
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Ashley T reviewed on on April 25, 2015

This book had a captivating plot and it was truly amazing. The ending of it just made you want to read more! Good thing there's more books in the series- and fourth one is coming out soon! I highly recommend this to everyone. It will definitely satisfy your needs.
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Nat0914 reviewed on on April 24, 2015

One of the best books I have read in a while exceptionally it kept me interested from the first to the last page it was a wonderful gift to be able to read it for free I cannot wait to read the others!!!! Story line was phenomenal!!!
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Mkpingree reviewed on on Oct. 9, 2014

I thoroughly reading this book. It was entertaining and kept you wanting to know more. I highly recommend it !
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Kristy Y reviewed on on June 24, 2014
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Excellent book. The characters are very well defined and their special powers are very believeable. The only part of the book that was a little weak was the section after the plot had finished. That part of the book went on a little long but it surely didn't detract from how good the book was. I will be getting the 2nd book as soon as I finish writing this review.
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Sabrina C reviewed on on Jan. 5, 2014

I loved the fast pace and the style in which the series the written, not to mention the fact that it felt realistically portrayed for a story with such an intriguing plot. The method in which Lorena Angell was able to describe the world of her story and give it such a believable and in depth feel made this one of my favorites. It is true the title doesn't give much credit to the action-filled story that this is, but i like that it zoned in on an simple aspect of the story that is the main reason, really. It gives it a quirky feel that doesn't anything away to the adventure of the story line.
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Lynette Russell reviewed on on Dec. 20, 2013

I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I received the first one free but will buy the next book. I highly recommend this for YA.
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August Westman reviewed on on Oct. 3, 2012

I throughly enjoyed the universe Lorena Angell set up for her characters - the differences in abilities between supernatural groups is interesting and adds a unique depth to the story. The characters had good depth to them, and the internal struggles Calli deals with make the story engaging from beginning to end.
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Christine Dorval reviewed on on July 27, 2012

cant we have a proper ending between the lovers? but awesome book
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Anna RBTL Reviews reviewed on on March 25, 2012

Our heroine in this book is Calli. A normal teenage girl so she thought. Never popular in school she only had one true friend Sue, but that is all about to change at a track meet where she was enchanted. That track meet changed everything in her life for a short while. During the track meet she was discovered and believed to be a superhuman one with exceptional speed. And was whisked away to become a runner for the Runner Clan.

This is the first book in the Unaltered Series. It is unique in many ways. I enjoyed this read. Lorena has wonderful world building skills. The characters are awesome and flawed in there own little way which makes for a good read. Calli is a heroine with mixed emotions throughout the whole book. Who manages to make a enemy real fast but also manages to make a few friends also. Calli is thrown into a world of super-humans in which she would have never imaged to exist. She is set on a journey where she later learns that she was especially selected to be on. On this journey she faces many dilemmas and emotions that she never expected to have. Being an unaltered human she developes special skills. With the help of a diamond that posesses the skills of all the super-humans. She and a few others from the Runners Clan a part of the Super-humans are to deliver this diamond to the Death Clan in return for the hostages the Death Clan have taken. Little do the Death Clan know that once they come in contact with this diamond that it will be the death of them.
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Lovey Dovey Books reviewed on on March 21, 2012

A Diamond in My Pocket doesn’t just have a cleverly named title. In the midst of an action packed, super powered plot, Lorena Angell introduces readers to Calli Courtnae, a determined 16 year old girl with a lot to learn about life.

After breaking a world record in track, Callie’s escorted to a compound housing people with the ability to run faster than normal humans, Runners. Calli not only stepped into this world of powerful beings without any knowledge, but at a time when three Runners are being held hostage. Her journey really begins when she’s recruited to the rescue team and charged with a dangerous mission and powers.

I really liked the idea of the story. Cosmic energy blasting humans and giving them abilities is not what I’ve seen in YA lit, so it was a fun read. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the different clans of powers, so prepare for many surprises throughout the story!

Angell has a knack for creating dynamic female leads. Calli is a strong character from the beginning but as the story progresses, she becomes fearless and selfless. She even comes to accept herself as more than an average ‘muck’. The minor characters kind of faded into the background even though they were with Calli through most of her task. Calli was so independent and hardly ever needed anyone else, except for advice. Most decisions she made were based on what others advised her on, so she wasn’t impulsive or foolhardy.

If my life depended on Calli Courtnae to swoop in and save me, I’d be totally fine. She learns to exercise self-restraint in a world filled with pain and death even when she may be able to help. With A Diamond in My Pocket’s ending, I don’t know exactly what to expect will happen in the next book in the series: A Diamond in My Heart.
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yolandi reviewed on on May 31, 2011

Brilliant, would love to read a sequel...or more
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Rikki K reviewed on on May 30, 2011

I absolutely loved this story. It is very well written, captivating, and contains a believable plot. This one was easy to shuck off reality and fall into the world that the author created. Great job and thank you for a wonderful adventure to escape into!
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