Full disclosure: today's featured review comes courtesy of my co-blogger over at Finding Wonderland, YA author Tanita Davis. We've been co-writers and co-conspirators over there since (gasp) 2005, and she writes the most in-depth and carefully considered reviews of mainly YA titles, particularly those with a SFF and/or multicultural bent. She was a Round 1 judge this year for YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Fun fact: Tanita and I have participated in the Cybils every single year!
One of the titles she reviewed last year was SFF YA finalist Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein, a vivid historical novel that takes place during World War II and follows the story of two friends whose wartime lives take very different paths. In her review, Tanita said:
A meticulously researched, note-perfect pair of voices; a feast of
espionage, suspense, secrets, love and risk, CODE NAME VERITY is a
triumph of friendship and courage and heart which will take your breath.
Click here for the full review.