Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is:

Violins of Autumn by Amy Mcauley
Expected Publication: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Walker Children's
Pages: 336
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: Young Adult

From Goodreads:
Go behind enemy lines during World War II in this tale of romance and espionage...

Betty, an American teenager living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement.

Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?

A young adult spy novel that takes place during WWII? YES PLEASE!!!! Strangely enough, I don't read a lot of spy novels but I LOVE spy movies and TV shows like The Bourne Trilogy (yes, I know they were books first) and Covert Affairs (and even Pan Am to some extent).

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