Jan 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {15}: How to Lead a Life of Crime

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about much-awaited releases!
Title: How to Lead a Life of Crime
Author: Kirsten Miller
Release Date: February 21st 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
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?
A school that trains kids to be criminals? If this were in real life, it would've been terrifying, but this is fiction, so of course it's exciting! I love stories set in schools that aren't really what they seem to be, but this particular one sounds fun but ruthless!
(cover and summary from Goodreads.com)


  1. This sounds interesting. It's caught my attention. I'll be curious to see what my friends think of this one. I'm still on the fence about this one, but I'm leaning towards reading it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is the first time I am hearing of this one, but it does seem rather intriguing. I'm not sure if I will read it, but it is def worth looking into! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I hadn't seen this one before. It sounds a little too much like my work for me to read it, but it's an interesting perspective. :)

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  4. I love the concept! Thanks for sharing :)
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  5. Woah, this is a whole new idea, but Idont think it's that great, since teenagers might interpret is as something good after reading this.. Very interesting, though :)

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  6. I haven't seen the book before but I like the sound of it and I'd love to read it when it comes out. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
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  7. Great pick! This sounds so different, Love the originality of it!
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  8. This sounds like a great twist on the classic YA school storyline. I agree that it would be terrifying in real life, but that is why we love fiction! Thanks for sharing!


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