Sunday, June 10, 2012

Latest Review: Code Name Verity

Gahhhh!  Awesomely capable female heroines, WWII military bad-assery, PLUS twists and turns galore - Code Name Verity is a serious gem!


Goodreads Summary:
I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.


My thoughts:  
Code Name Verity is another fave of 2012!  At first the book starts off a bit slow as you are reading the narrator "Queenie's" confession/story of her time working for the British War Effort.  After reading for a bit the reader realizes that they're missing something...Queenie's confession isn't quite what it seems.  I had several theories as to what I thought was going on and each of them was completely wrong!

The second half of the novel is written from a completely different perspective (that's all I'll say in order to keep this review unspoilery) and reveals all sorts of twists and turns.  Just as an FYI - you will shed a few tears (at least, I did) but they are well worth it! 

Recommended to those who enjoy well-researched historical fiction (especially WWII stories) and to those who like tales focusing on strong women and female friendship.  

4.5/5 stars

*Disclosure: received a copy from NetGalley for review.

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book. I've heard nothing but good things about it.

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  2. I've heard nothing but great things about this book. It's definitely going on my tbr pile.

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  3. Okay, if you liked this book, I know that I will like it. It was already on my radar but I think it needs to move up the TBR quite a bit :)

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  4. I love WWII historical fiction and the fact that it got 4.5 stars from you tells me I am going to have to read this one!

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  5. GAAHHH.. so glad you loved it.. like I did.. It was something so awesomely unexplainable about it's fantasticness.
    And this is coming from a girl who likes plain old plain old historical reads from a Tudor pov. Yawn.

    So glad I found Code Name Verity... & it was through Mailbox monday no less where it caught my eye.

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