Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Code Name Verity!


I recently came upon this blurb for a February 2012 Egmont young adult release, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein:

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, the other a wireless operator with the WAAF. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends.

But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. Almost immediately she is arrested by the Gestapo, and it seems her mission may be over before it's even begun. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors...


I love a good action/adventure story, and admit to a real bias for British dramas about the 20th century, some of my favorite programming of late being The King’s Speech and the BBC series, Downton Abbey.

I believe some ARCs (advanced reader copies) are out and about. Has anyone read this or heard good things about it?

Or are there are any upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating?

8 fresh comments:

Brittany Roshelle said...

Sounds like a killer book to read!! I can't wait for the next Kelley Armstrong novel to come out!

Brittany Roshelle, The Write Stuff Blog

Erica said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds quite awesome!

brendajean said...

I'm excited for Indelible by Lani Woodland. (2nd in series following Intrinsical) Also Crossed by Ally Condie:)

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

This does sound great, Tina!

Erica said...

Oh! This sounds WONDERFUL. I love anything British (like Downton Abbey) but when you throw in Scotland, I am SOLD!

www.theboomerrants.com said...

This book does sound good. Thanks for telling us about it.

Tori said...

I have read it. It is wonderful. It's full of all sorts of wonderful things, like pilots, spies, very real friendships, and all sorts of WWII fascinating things. (I generally try to not say too much, for fear of spoilers.)

It's the kind of book that you want to read with a box of tissues.

TinaFerraro said...

Tori, many thanks for updating us!