City Of Angels by Kristi BelcaminoCity Of Angels by Kristi Belcamino

City Of Angels

byKristi Belcamino

Hardcover | May 28, 2017

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Nikki Black has been self-imposed lone wolf since her mother died, fleeing suburban Chicago to escape her painful past. But when her so-called boyfriend reveals why he really lured her to Southern California, she ends up on the streets of L.A. with only the clothes on her back and a destitute twelve-year-old named Rain following in her shadows. The girls seek refuge at a residential hotel above a punk rock bar in downtown L.A. a few months before the city erupts into chaos during the 1992 riots. At The American Hotel, Nikki makes friends and, for the first time in years, feels as if she has a real family again. But everything changes when Rain disappears. Everyone believes Rain succumbed to the seductive allure of addiction and life on the streets. Determined to find Rain, Nikki burrows deeper into the underbelly of a city that hides a darkness beneath the glamour. And when she unveils a sinister cover-up by a powerful group that secretly controls the city of angels, she could lose everthing, including her life.City of Angels is an edgy, gritty, mature Young Adult mystery about a young woman's struggle to not only belong - but survive.
Kristi Belcamino is a writer, crime reporter, and Italian-American mama who makes a tasty biscotti. She is the author of theGabriella Giovanni mystery. As a reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area, she flew in an FA-18 jet with the Blue Angels, raced a Dodge Viper at Laguna Seca, and attended barbecues at the morgue. Her first book, Ble...
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Title:City Of AngelsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.99 inPublished:May 28, 2017Publisher:Polis BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943818436

ISBN - 13:9781943818433

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Editorial Reviews

With a strong female protagonist who won't stop fighting, this page-turner is a delightful and gripping read." - Kirkus Reviews "A punk-rock time machine, rich in detail and authentic atmosphere, CITY OF ANGELS gives us a memorable cast of misfits to lead us through. Like her heroine herself, Belcamino's writing is gritty, rife with attitude and, at its core, possessed of real courage and genuine heart. You'll cheer on Nikki Black, and you'll cheer for Kristi Belcamino, too; this is a talented author at the top of her game." - Owen Matthews, award-winning author ofHow to Win at High School "A fast-paced mystery that will keep readers anticipating what the heroine will encounter next... (an) entertaining mystery with a convincing portrayal of the dangers associated with young people trying to survive on their own." - Library Journal "A book you will not be able to stop reading... When YA awards are given out, Kristi Belcamino's name should be at the top of everyone's list." - Suspense Magazine "Belcamino offers detailed characterization, particularly Nikki, who is feisty and determined to make her own way. Readers who enjoy a breathless pace and gritty, noirlike atmosphere will find plenty to like here." - Booklist "Belcamino offers a great sense of place, setting the stage for her story by putting her characters on a rooftop as they watch the city burn during the riots. Nikki is a courageous, compassionate young woman and her friends, male and female, are there for her when she needs them." - Pioneer Press "Nikki Black is a fierce protagonist which makes her an absolute pleasure to spend time with. The setting and time period are also pitch perfect. What a great read." - CrimeSpree MagazinePraise for the novels of Kristi Belcamino "Belcamino puts her experience on the crime beat to good use, creating the kind of villain who'll lurk in your nightmares long after the book ends. Double-check your locks before you crack this one open!" - Owen Laukkanen, award-winning author ofThe Professionals "Blessed Are Those Who Weep is a crackling, emotional, and rocket-paced mystery. Kristi Belcamino brings her reporter chops to Gabriella Giovanni, the very best kind of heroine - smart, plucky, and true. Keep your eye on this writer." - Lisa Unger,New York Times bestselling author ofCrazy Love You "Belcamino is a writer to watch." - Alex Marwood, author ofThe Wicked Girls"