This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at BreakingTheSpine which highlights the books we are eagerly waiting to be released. Here is what I am waiting for this week :)
Author: Diana Renn
Release Day: June 14th, 2012
Summary: (goodreads) 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.
My Thoughts: I love manga too! And kimono fabric scarves? Oh yes please! Books that take place in different parts of the world really interest me and the Japanese culture is something I am curious in learning about through a good mystery book. History is probably my favorite subject and I enjoy stories of thievary and suspense. This sounds like just the book for me :)
What are you waiting for?
P.S: I know I haven't been blogging much. Unfortunately, it may stay that way for another week or so, while midterms are going on and I find time to get ahead on my projects and homework. Math especially is consuming my time and finding free time for reading....isn't looking good.
On the bright side, I think next term I'm going to clump my classes into three days a week instead of five in the hopes of having bigger chunks of time than just my commute to pick up a book. Have fun reading fellow book bloggers!