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February 20, 2013 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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“Waiting On” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

km - htllocHow To Lead A Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
February 21, 2013
Razorbill
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

SYNOPSIS (from Goodreads):

A meth dealer. A prostitute. A serial killer.

Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear.

Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. They’ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy. Will they find a way to save each other—or will the school destroy them both?

THIS BOOK SPEAKS TO ME.

THIEVES, EVERYONE! GLORIOUS THIEVES!

I entertain the thought that this was written for me. IF ONLY. I am such a sucker for books (and films) that involve thieves, cons or heists. It’s a trope that I am currently obsessed with. There’s something about the mechanics of pickpocketing or planning a heist that excites me. I appreciate the level of detail and skills these characters have in order to ensure that their plans is executed without notice. And the life of thieves seem so much exciting than my owns. Perhaps my deep appreciation for thievery in novels stem from a past life where I was a thief and I am reliving those moments through literature. Whatever it is, I hope this book does not disappoint me.

I cannot attest to whether this book is wonderful since I have yet to get my itchy hands on it. But I don’t have to wait long! It comes out tomorrow!