Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Code Name Verity

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we can't wait for.

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
327 pages
15 May 2012

The GoodReads summary:
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 and failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

Harrowing and beautifully written, Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page.

While I'm not always a big fan of historical novels, I am semi-obsessed with World War II. Plus, this one sounds like it's going to be heart-wrenching and so GOOD. So needless to say, I'm majorly looking forward to this one.


  1. Oh, this is a different cover to what I've seen. And like you, I'm kind of interested in WWII at the moment...this is definitely one to watch.
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  2. Definitely the most unique choice I've come across this week - sounds like an amazing read.

    Here's my WOW

  3. This looks like a great read! I love that I haven't seen this around! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Here Is my WOW

  4. Wow, I think this one might be on the list of too scary books.


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