I've only read two books by Elizabeth Wein (The Sunbird and The Empty Kingdom), but they impressed me very much with the quality of their writing and the details of their historical setting, and I fully intend to go back and read the other books of her Arthurian/Aksumite series (the first one being The Winter Prince). So when I heard that she has a book forthcoming about World War II, I was most pleased (WW II is one of my favorite settings), and added it to my list forthwith.
It is called Code Name Verity, and comes out in February in the UK, May in the US. Here's the blurb:
"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. They'll get the truth out of her. But it won’t be what they expect.
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 a merciless and ruthless enemy?"
It sounds fascinating and harrowing!
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