Waiting on Wednesday [#56]

Hi and welcome to Wednesday! I feel like I’ve barely written any posts since this one last week. I’ve been crazy packing and seeing friends before I jet off to the other side of the world – and I have no idea if I’ll have any time once I’m there to nestle back into a blogging routine. So, bare with (#ThatWasAMirandaReference).

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the SpineIt’s a tremendously fun thing to be because you have an excuse to gallivant through the 2016 releases (and probably buy far too many books). It’s also fantastic fun to head over to the official page and check out the link up to what everyone else is waiting on!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

City of Saints and Thieves
by Natalie C. Anderson

Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young
Pages: 432 {hardback} 

 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.



I’m really interested in the setting of this book. I love that it’s set in Kenya but I love, love, love that it’s a thriller. It seems like a very topical book – it ticks the diversity box but it’s also starring a refugee as the protagonist. SIGN ME UP. I’ve definitely got the taste for thriller stories at the moment and I think everything about this book sounds like it’ll be fabulous.


 What are you waiting on?

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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