January 31st, 2014

She Wears Hats

Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith

Banner of the Damned
I loved the Inda books,and when I saw the Fox banner I picked up the books right away.  There was an all new cast - say what?  Oops, should have read the back cover.  This book takes place 400 years later.

The book opens with Emras, a disgraced scribe, proving she can do a good job,and she is re-instated. She is sent to Princess Lavsa, who is as non-political as a person can be in Colendi, where war has been banned on account of it /totally/ ruins the drape of your clothes.

Lavsa falls in love...
She Wears Hats

The First Eagle

The First Eagle (Navajo Mysteries, #13)

Nice show of Indian beliefs, a little about life on the reservation, and a missing woman who is (surprise!) actually dead.  The first eagle was a witness to the murder... sort of.

Add a little plague, and you've got some urgency to solving the case.  The plague-solver is a complete jackass, and isn't interested in solving the murder of a single person - its far more important to solve the mystery of the plague, which can kill millions.
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Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

A girls' adventure in World War II.


Code Name Verity

Disney-Hyperion, 2012, 343 pages



Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in Verity's own words, as she writes her account for her captors.


Stories with Nazis rarely have happy endings.




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