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City of Angels

(2017)
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"With a strong female protagonist who won't stop fighting, this page-turner is a delightful and gripping read."
- Kirkus Reviews

"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

"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






Nikki Black, a self-imposed lone wolf since her mother died, fled 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 everything, 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.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: City of Angels
Author(s): Kristi Belcamino
ISBN: 1-943818-43-6 / 978-1-943818-43-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: City of Angels
Author(s): Kristi Belcamino
Publisher: Polis Books
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