WWW Wednesday | November 11, 2020

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?


Recently read

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) – Elizabeth Wein (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

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.

I recently read the Enigma Game and loved it, so I had to try the rest of the series, in particular this book, which has been on my TBR for several years now. I’m generally wary of overly hyped books, which is one reason Code Name Verity has been on my backlist for so long, and now that I’ve read it, I definitely see what all the fuss is about. Code Name Verity was a fantastic read and if you haven’t already read this book, I would highly recommend it!
Check out my review here!


Currently reading

Renegades (Renegades #1) – Marissa Meyer

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.


Up next

And They Called It Camelot – Stephanie Marie Thornton

Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady—a queen in her own right.

But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those thousand days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.

 

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments below!


7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | November 11, 2020

  1. Bargain Sleuth Book Reviews November 11, 2020 / 9:57 am

    I’ve been marking a lot of WWII books TBR and looks like I’ll have to add another one with your recommendation of Code Name Verity. I hope you enjoy And They Called it Camelot as much as I did–huge Kennedy fan here.

    Here’s my WWW: https://wp.me/pcaKQr-Rq

    Liked by 1 person

    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) November 13, 2020 / 12:07 pm

      This is the first book I’ve read about the Kennedys and actually anything set post WWII, but I like it so far. Thanks for reading!

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