Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (48)

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

Sixteen-year-old Violet loves reading manga and wearing scarves made from kimono fabric, so she’s thrilled that her father’s new painting commission means a summer trip to Japan. But what starts as an exotic vacation quickly turns into a dangerous treasure hunt. Her father’s client, the wealthy Yamada family, is the victim of a high-profile art robbery. Someone has stolen van Gogh sketches from the Yamadas’ Seattle mansion, and is holding them hostage until the Yamadas can produce the corresponding van Gogh painting. The problem is that nobody knows where this painting is hidden, and until they find it, all of their lives are in danger. Violet’s search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery deepens, Violet’s not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to find the painting and the criminals—before it’s too late.

Release date: June 14, 2012 (Viking)

I love mysteries and this sounds awesome and exciting! I loved books where teens save the day and Violet sounds like an awesome main character.

What are you waiting on?

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  1. It kinda sounds like The Heist Society: Tokyo Edition, lol. Still, it sounds really good. I'm adding it to me TBR list! :D

  2. I agree with Lena but it sounds good just the same!

  3. This one sounds cool
    It does kind of sound a bit like Heist Society, but I don't care! There is Japan and there is Manga and that's always cool

  4. Having ties with Japan, I'll definitely be reading this one. Just seeing the title makes me miss it something fierce! And how can you not love a good mystery?

  5. Oooh! I haven't heard of this one, but I loved Heist Society--so this definitely looks like fun!!!



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