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Wolves of the Calla
Bernie Wrightson, Stephen King
(re)Visions - Alice
Anthology;Kaye Chazan;Hilary Thomas;Amanda Ching;Christian Young
Progress: 129/220 pages
Blackout (All Clear #1)
Connie Willis
The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
Children of Dune
Frank Herbert

Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein Full review at SFF Book Review.This came highly recommended from all corners of the internet.As superb as the writing and the story were, I seem to be the only person who didn't feel the friendship between Maddie and "Verity" as strongly. This would have been a perfect book if there had been more time to establish the strong bond between the protagonists.Having the bad out of the way, let me tell you why you should absolutely read it anyway. It is a wonderful story about a female pilot during World War II and a female spy. They are best friends and show us the war through their eyes. It is suspenseful, it is tragic (as war stories tend to be), and it has moments of sheer brilliance.It wasn't perfect, but still an excellent read.8/10