Wednesday, February 18, 2015

[Waiting On Wednesday: Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

"Black Dove, White Raven"
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Release Date: March 31st, 2015

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Summary:

A new historical thriller masterpiece from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Wein

Emilia and Teo's lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo's mother died immediately, but Em's survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother's wishes-in a place where he won't be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat.

Seeking a home where her children won't be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia, and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their devotion to their country, its culture and people, and each other be their downfall or their salvation?

In the tradition of her award-winning and bestselling Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit.
-Goodreads
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What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!

4 comments:

Christina / Book Addict said...

Great pick! I just won a copy of Code Name Verity, so I am excited to check out more of Elizabeth Wein's work. This one sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing!

SMM Frost said...

Not really my genre, but I think you've got me convinced to pick it up. Thanks for sharing!

My WoW: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-morning-star.html

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

I haven't read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy reading this book. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

Krystianna said...

Great choice! I have heard amazing things about Code Name Verity though I have yet to read it. I do have it on my shelf though, so hopefully I'll read it soon. Thank you for sharing!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian