Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (#302): Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm featuring:

Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Publication Date: March 12, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

An ocelot. A slave. An angel thief. 

Multiple perspectives spanning across time are united through themes of freedom, hope, and faith.

Sixteen-year-old Cade Curtis is an angel thief. After his mother’s family rejected him for being born out of wedlock, he and his dad moved to the apartment above a local antique shop. The only payment the owner Mrs. Walker requests: marble angels, stolen from graveyards, for her to sell for thousands of dollars to collectors. But there’s one angel that would be the last they’d ever need to steal; an angel, carved by a slave, with one hand open and one hand closed. If only Cade could find it…

Sixteen-year-old Soleil Broussard is meant to save Cade Curtis—at least that’s what she thinks God wants her to do. With the country and the world the way it is, Bridget takes great comfort in her church and religion, and maybe that’s just what Cade needs: comfort. Maybe it’s what everyone needs.

Zorra, a young ocelot, watches the bayou rush past her yearningly. The poacher who captured and caged her has long since lost her, and Zorra is getting hungrier and thirstier by the day. Trapped, she only has the sounds of the bayou for comfort—but it tells her help will come soon.

Before Zorra, Achsah, a slave, watched the very same bayou with her two young daughters. After the death of her master, Achsah is free, but she’ll be damned if her daughters aren’t freed with her. All they need to do is find the church with an angel with one hand open and one hand closed…

This book sounds bizarre and confusing and I'm very curious about it!


  1. Oh neat! New one on me. Hope you're enjoying a good flight and arrival. :)

  2. Ooh nice! It's been ages since I read an angel book! Even with Nalini Singh's series that I've fallen behind on! Lol! Will have to keep an eye on this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I am so curious about how an ocelot fits into this story. Great pick this week!

  4. Definitely seems like a strange read; I'll be curious to read some reviews. :)


  5. Sounds rather different, color me intrigued. Hope you love it :)

  6. LOL, this is why I love checking out your WoW picks, Alyssa! You're drawn to the bizarre and curious looking stories, just like me. ;)

  7. Now this sounds different. I might never have given this a second look. Now I'm really curious.

  8. Looking forward to see what you think of this one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. Not seen this one before either, but sounds kind of interesting :D I hope you will love it if you have the time to read it one day. <3 Hugs.


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