Waiting on Wednesday: Code Name Verity

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Summary from Amazon:

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.


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein will be released by Hyperion on May 15, 2012.

I have heard lots of praise for this book from UK readers and others who received ARCs, and it was recommended as part of IYL Unreliable Narrators. Of the historical fiction I read (which is admittedly not enough), I tend to be most interested in WWII stories. And really, who doesn’t want to read about secret agents??

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


One Response to "Waiting on Wednesday: Code Name Verity"

  • I haven’t heard anything about this book yet, at least in regards to reviews! I need to go check it out on Goodreads more to see what people are saying!

    1 Jacinda @ The Reading Housewives said this (February 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM)