Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: Diamond City
Author: Francesca Flores
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
Welcome to Diamond City, where secret magic could save your life or get you killed.
Meet Aina Solís, whose wit is as sharp as her blade.
At twelve years old, Aina Solís was pulled off of the streets she slept on and trained to be one of the most feared assassins in Sumerand, a kingdom founded by immigrants and built by magic―and in recent years transformed by an industrial revolution. When Aina is given the most lucrative and dangerous job of her career―killing a wealthy industrialist named Kouta―she knows it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave her impoverished roots in her past once-and-for-all: the payout is enough to free her from under her boss Kohl’s thumb. But when the job goes wrong and Kouta escapes, she is left without a penny to her name and in the crosshairs of Kohl, who is eager to show the world what happens to those that fail him.
With Kohl on her heels, Aina is running out of time to find Kouta and finish what she started. But the closer she gets to killing him, the more she begins to ask the questions assassins are never meant to ask: who wants Kouta dead? And why? In a city full of half-constructed subway tunnels, hidden magical dens, secret weapons markets, and wolf-sized spiders, Aina discovers a conspiracy that could rewrite her city’s history and―if it isn’t stopped―sink her country into a catastrophic war.Why am I excited?
Ever since this was announced I’ve been dying to get my hands on it! It definitely sounds similar in theme to Ace of Shades, which I absolutely loved. I’m also always down for a great assassin story, so fingers crossed this one pulls through and delivers the badass MC I need in my life. I’m also still dying over this cover, too!
Is this on your TBR? What are some of your favourite books about assassins? Let me know in the comments!