Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

by Teri Brown

 hitting shelves October 20, 2015
from Balzer & Bray
Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?

From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.

My thoughts:
First off, gorgeous vintage-y cover. LOVE.  Secondly, I loved Teri Brown's YA debut, Born of Illusion, so I am super excited to see her take on another fascinating era of history with a strong and clever heroine. Can't wait!!! 


  1. ChristinaBookAddictFebruary 25, 2015 at 4:49 AM

    This is new to me, but I love the sound of it and the time period. I will definitely be adding this one to my TBR. Thanks for sharing it and I agree…fabulous cover!

  2. Oooh I definitely love the cover! I've not read anything by Teri Brown yet but I have been meaning to read Born of Illusion - hopefully I'll get to it before this one comes out!

  3. I just found out about this one during the latest cover reveals at Epic Reads. I love spy books and I am excited this one takes place in another historical era. Great pick!

  4. I haven't read anything by this author before, and this book is new to me. I think it sounds really intriguing. I hope you enjoy reading it.

    My WoW

  5. The cover is beautiful! I'm not sure this is something I'd read, but I hope you like it!

    My WoW:

  6. Ah, yes. <3 That cover looks pretty stunning :D But ohh! I had not heard of this book before now! How mean. I also loved Born of Illusion, and I follow Teri, so not sure how I missed this :p Hmph. But thank you for letting me know about it :D I'm excited now too, hih. <3 Hope you'll love it Becky :D

  7. This one does sound pretty interesting! This is the first I've heard of it though. I adore the cover. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. I had not heard of this one, sounds very interesting! I love how YA is branching out into so many different genres. Will definitely keep an eye out for this as well. Thanks for the rec :)

  9. Yes! I just heard about this one with the cover reveal on Epic Reads' blog, and it sounds so good! I loved her other books. Did you ever read Born of Deception??

  10. I love a good mystery. This sounds really fun. Great pick, Becky!