Waiting on Wednesday (66) — Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Code Name Verity

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 will be released on May 15th, 2012 by Disney*Hyperion

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!)

    December 21, 2011

    Wow, that sounds like an interesting read – spy books are awesome!! I was expecting something totally different when I looked at the cover… I was pleasantly surprised! I should look into this one more, great pick!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    December 21, 2011

    That does look pretty interesting! Haven't read too many spy books, read some mysteries though although that's not quite the same I guess!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    December 21, 2011

    Oh, this one caught my interest right away. Thanks for sharing.

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    December 21, 2011

    A spy book and a really unique setting. Good choice!

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    YA Book Queen

    December 21, 2011

    This looks + sounds very interesting…nice find, Hafsah! :)

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    Lauren M

    December 21, 2011

    Hafsah, I love how you always find books that I haven't heard of! I'm definitely adding this one to my wishlist. It sounds awesome!

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    December 21, 2011

    omg omg new new 2 me

    going on my wishlist

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    December 21, 2011

    This sounds absolutely amazing!! I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one in May!

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    December 21, 2011

    WOW! This book sounds amazing! I just finished a unit of Nazi Germany for school and this seems like a perfect book to wait on after finishing that course. Thanks so much for sharing :]

    My WoW: http://jessiraelloyd.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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    JC Jones

    December 21, 2011

    How unusual. A female pilot and a female spy. Not your usual combination.

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    Cialina at Muggle-Born.net

    December 22, 2011

    OH my god. Wow, this sounds so good. And really really intense.

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    ~The Book Pixie

    December 22, 2011

    This is one that I recently added to my wishlist and I'm glad to see you are excited for it as well! I love WWII books and am so glad to see that they are starting to show up more in the YA genre. If you haven't already, you may wanna add Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley. If you want to read this one you'll probably want to read it too. :D


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    December 24, 2011

    Hey, this is the first time I've seen this cover! I think the one that I've been seeing the most is the UK cover? Really can't wait to read this – I've read Elizabeth Wein's entire backlist and I'm a fan of her work. :)