City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson is a story about a young girl known as Tiny Girl. Being a refugee from Congo, she learns to live on the streets, and joins a gang known as the Goondas. She’s determined to make her mother’s killer pay, and attempts to ruin the man she feels is responsible. While trying to find 100% proof of who the killer is, she allows two people she considers to be friends to help. I was pulled into this story from the beginning. It is full of mystery and suspense, and there are a lot of emotions that I felt while reading this story. Natalie’s writing style is smooth and seamless. Her character building is superb. These characters are real to life, and you feel for some while disliking others. The descriptions used in the world of Tiny Girl made me feel as though I were right there with her. I could envision the landscapes and the atmosphere throughout the entire story. I highly recommend this book. I received an ARC from G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.