The Buzzin’ Blurb – Code Name Verity

Title: Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1423152190
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Edgar Award
Where I got it: Public Library
Version: Hardcover

Code Name Verity is an Historical Fiction novel in the YA category. The book tells the story of two best friends and the rolls that they play for Britain and the Allies during World War II, one is a pilot and one a spy. When the plane that they are in crashes in occupied France, the two women Verity and Maddie have to find a way to survive and support the war effort while waiting for the chance to escape. When “Verity” is captured and given the choice to collaborate or die, she tells the Gestapo everything, the whole truth. In the meantime, Maddie is trapped in occupied France with no way out. Will she be able to help the Allies in their fight and make it back home, or will she be captured too?

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Movie Mondays 7/15/2013

Monday again, and here are the updates on some great upcoming book to movie adaptations. Right now I’m focused primarily on movies that will be released either this year or early next. But, if I do get some good information on a movie that will be released later I’ll be sure to share. Click the link to get all the great movie news!

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The Buzzin’ Blurb – Beautiful Creatures – 7/11/2013

This week, I am reviewing Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. This book was published in 2009 and was made into a movie of the same name in 2013. The story follows a popular trend of romatic paranormal fiction, using its own unique spin on the story. Just a note before the jump, in the next few weeks, I will begin reading the books that I got at ALA. Some of those books will then be offered up as raffle prizes and sent on to the winner. So keep a look out for the raffles to begin. Now click for the full review!

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Movie Mondays 7/8/2013

Welcome back to Movie Mondays. I have a list of movies that I am working from. Most of them are book related, although there are a few that are not based on books. I’m linking to the news below. I’m so excited for all the great movies that will be coming out in the next year or so! So jump in to get all the news!

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We Will Resume our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

Next week. I’m still recuperating from ALA Chicago, where I met some great people and picked up a ton of books, some ARCs (advanced reader copies) and some published books. I’ll be back doing Movie Mondays on July 8 and will continue with my regular posting from then on. My goal is to start posting at least 5 days a week. In addition, I’m hoping to offer some of these ARCs and books as raffle prizes after I’ve reviewed them. Do you have an idea for regular blog posts from me? What topics do you want me to talk about? Have an idea for a regular feature? Leave me a comment below, and I’ll see you next week!