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Blog Tour: How to Lead a Life of Crime


Class is now in session at the Mandel Academy, the school for criminals in Kirsten Miller’s new book, How to Lead a Life of Crime! To help you solidify your schedule for the semester, we’re highlighting different class options each day along the tour. Choose your favorites, pick up a copy of How to Lead a Life of Crime, and enroll in the Mandel Academy today!

About the Book: 

A Meth Dealer. A Prostitute. A Serial Killer.

Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear.

Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. They’ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy. Will they find a way to save each other—or will the school destroy them both?




Excerpt from the Mandel Academy course catalog:

Human Trafficking in the Internet Age
The international trade in human beings is a booming industry, and the Internet has made it safer and more lucrative than ever before. Learn how to set up shop online using Deep Web resources—or riskier classifieds sites. Recruit employees, procure goods, and attract potential customers. An excellent course for Technology and Leisure Studies majors.


Where to find more Mandel Academy course highlights: 

Thursday, 2/21: Mundie Moms
Friday, 2/22: Books With Bite
Monday, 2/25: Parajunkee's View
Tuesday, 2/26: GreenBeanTeenQueen
Wednesday, 2/27: Cuddlebuggery Book Blog
Thursday, 2/28: The Young Folks
Friday, 3/1: Alice Marvels
Monday, 3/4: Fiktshun
Tuesday, 3/5: Ticket to Anywhere
Wednesday, 3/6: Birth of a New Witch

Find Kirsten Miller Online: Website | Blog | Twitter

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  1. I love the twist of a school being for criminals. Usually we see exclusive schools for the heroes, but never for the bad guys. Now I'm intrigued.

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  3. Two days ago I hadn't heard of this, then someone won a giveaway I was hosting and asked for this for their February 2013 YA release. It sounds like such a different, awesome, amazing read!

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