85. Rose Under Fire- Elizabeth Wein

Today is meant to be “Friday’s Fairytales”, and I’m sorry that this is the second week  of not updating it. But I just can’t bring myself to do it. Not while I have so much to say about the fantastic and heartbreaking book I just read.

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Title: Rose Under Fire

Author: Elizabeth Wein

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On the Shelves: Young Adult Fiction> Historical Fiction

 

While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her?

Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival (Goodreads 2014)

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40. Code Name Verity- Elizabeth Wein

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Title: Code Name Verity

Author: Elizabeth Wein

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On the Shelves: Young Adult> Historical Fiction

 

Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it’s barely begun.

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? 

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called “a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel” in The New York TimesCode Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

(Goodreads 2014)

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Monthly Round Up: February Wrap Up and March TBR!

February has been quite a busy month for me, except for the last two weeks where I’ve not been able to do anything due to my knee injury. However, I’m surprised I got so much read since I had to get my Masters Dissertation submitted this month (wooo finally over!) I’m also happy because I got all of my original February TBR read and more! Yay progress! So, what did I read, and what will I be reading in March?

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