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I decided to commit to several book meme. Ones that...

I decided to commit to several book meme. Ones that I can actually do (on a weekly basis) and I decided to pick “Waiting on Wednesday.” How it works, here:

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event courtesy of Breaking the Spine that showcases much anticipated upcoming releases.

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn
Expected publication: June 14th 2012
Publisher: Viking
Format/Pages: N/A

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 — goodreads

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Why: I’ve just recently read All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin and I really liked it, and this one has the same vibe to it—but this time around it involves yakuza and stolen paintings. Plus, the main heroine Violet and me share something in common—we both loved manga! Also, the important reason is I’m really interested with the premise of the book, it sounds good!

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