Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Code Name Verity Review

Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.
I heard a lot of things about this book and it was all glowing praise. This tends to make me a little wary of books but when I read the jacket copy I knew I had to have it. It took trips to two different bookstores to track it down but finally I had it in my hands. 
I had absolutely no reason to worry. This book deserves all that praise and then some. I knew it the moment I started and even more so when I turned the final page. 
This book is the perfect combination of life-like characters, beautiful writing, a great plot, and surprising twists. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it while I write this review. This book broke my heart and shattered my soul. I sobbed over it. In both joy and sorrow. The kind of sobbing where you're curled up on your side and your heart is breaking and you can't breathe.

At the time of writing this, I've just finished this book yesterday and already there is a part of me that wants to read it again.

Normally I would post a second part of a review with spoilers, but I'm not going to with this one. I think this is one of those books that shouldn't be spoiled.

Overall: 15/10 I'm giving this book a 15 out of 10. Because I can. And because it deserves it.


VikLit said...

I definitely want to read this book!