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.


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

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

  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 :)

  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!

  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.