Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Review | Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein
Published May 15, 2012 by Hyperion
Historical fiction
eARC from NetGalley
5 stars

It's really hard to review Code Name Verity without giving away many of the things that simultaneously made me want to tear my hair out and keep the book with me forever and ever. It's about a British agent captured in Nazi-occupied France, which is pretty much as much as I can tell you before I'd have to kill you. It's in the super secret spy book pinkie swear.

I can't get this book out of my head. I keep thinking about it: coming up with alternate scenarios – dammit why didn't you do this instead – or just being reminded of the characters at random times. It's one of those books that I want to re-read soon, which is something I hope is easy to understand for anyone else who's read it. It drove me a little crazy while I was reading it; I was busy that day but kept wanting to get back to it no matter what else I was doing. It's the kind of book that stays with you for a long time and makes you want to delve further into its pages, the kind that makes you want more pieces of the story because nothing is ever enough. And if that doesn't make you want to read it, nothing else I say will.

Quality: Outstanding
Enjoyability: Outstanding

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