I can't wait for... Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday)


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

It seems like there aren't that many historically set stories in YA and only a handful set during war. This one caught my eye because it isn't a story I've seen told before, at least not in fiction. I also love stories set during WWI or WWII because it seems like the characters have to be quite driven and hold on to something to make it through. Anyway, this one sounds really good and it's my pick this week...

Among the Red Stars
by Gwen C. Katz
YA Historical
Hardcover & ebook, 384 Pages
October 3rd 2017 by HarperTeen

Summary

World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She knows her skills as a pilot rival the best of the men, so when an all-female aviation group forms, Valka is the first to sign up.

Flying has always meant freedom and exhilaration for Valka, but dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. The war is taking its toll on everyone, including the boy Valka grew up with, who is fighting for his life on the front lines. 

As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

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Will you be reading this one?

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