Happy Wednesday all! Instead of a freebie T5W, I wanted to talk about a book that showed up on my radar at the end of last year and one I DESPERATELY need in my life right now 😀
Title: We Rule the Night
Author: Claire Eliza Bartlett (Debut Novel)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: April 2nd 2019 from Little, Brown for Young Readers
Goodreads Synopsis: Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight–for their country and for themselves–in this riveting debut that’s part Shadow and Bone, part Code Name Verity.
Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she’s caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Linné defied her father, a Union general, and disguised herself as a boy to join the army. They’re both offered a reprieve from punishment if they use their magic in a special women’s military flight unit and undertake terrifying, deadly missions under cover of darkness. Revna and Linné can hardly stand to be in the same cockpit, but if they can’t fly together, and if they can’t find a way to fly well, the enemy’s superior firepower will destroy them–if they don’t destroy each other first.
I had seen this book’s cover on Twitter and a couple random reviews on Goodreads and I immediately added it to my TBR. A couple of reviews have said that it seems heavily inspired by WWII, with two girls going to fight on the front lines. It’s also really cool that one of the protagonists is a factory worker who has said forbidden magic. While I don’t think this is a direct historical fantasy, I love that books are becoming more inspired by history with fantasy twists on them. Plus isn’t this cover truly amazing?!
But in all honesty, I’ve barely seen people talk about this original sounding book and I want to hype it up! It sounds like a historical fiction type story that a lot of readers would love and I also want to keep supporting debut novels and get the word about them out there. There’s a ton of hype right now for already established authors (a lot of it is well deserved for sure) but this novel sounds thrilling and epic in every sense of the word. I need this book in my life!
Are you excited for this book? Have you heard of it? What are your thoughts on the book?