Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Publication Date: January 24th, 2017
G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young
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From Goodreads:

City of Saints and 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.

This book just popped up on my radar, and I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it! I love that we have such a intriguing novel set in an African setting (finally!), and I just really can't wait to check this one out.

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I hadn't heard of this one before either, but it sounds amazing. So intense!

  2. Yup, I can safely say that I've never read a book with such a premise as this one before. Very intense. I'll have to add this one to my TBR now :)