Thursday, December 8, 2016

Giveaway: ARC of City of Saints and Thieves

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson is one of my most anticipated reads for 2017.  I am always on the hunt for the next best YA murder mystery (not sure why, but I gravitate towards mysteries in the winter months!) and I love that this book is set in Kenya. It isn't often we have such an incredible setting for a YA mystery, so I am definitely intrigued by this debut novel.  Plus, it's being described as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl. Yes, please!

About City of Saints & Thieves:
"In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.  With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller."

About Natalie C. Anderson: 
Natalie C. Anderson is a writer and international development professional living in Boston, Massachusetts. She has spent the last decade working with NGOs and the UN on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014-2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children's Writer in Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.

Thanks to Penguin Random House, I am hosting a giveaway for an advance copy of City of Saints and Thieves, which comes out January 24th.   How exciting is that?!  The giveaway is open to US readers only and the deadline is December 15th.  Please refer to my giveaway rules and good luck!

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  1. Gah! I want to win this ARC. I'll give you a US address. Lol.

  2. This sounds really good. I'm not a fan of stories like Gone Girl so hopefully this won't be that similar.

    1. I love the sound of it as well. I really liked GG, so I am fine with a thriller, but I hear you! It's not everyone's cup of tea. Thanks for visiting, Christina!


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