Happy Thursday, everyone! We’re almost done another week. Today I’m heading up to my cottage because we have a long weekend here in Canada, in celebration of Canada Day! We technically only have the Monday off, but since school is out, I can head up a day early!
I’m so excited to have a relaxing weekend at the cottage with family and my friends. There will be lots of fun but also lots of reading!
Today’s backlist blast post features a book by an author I’ve liked in the past and I’m curious to see what his newest series is all about!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Backlist Blast is a weekly meme hosted by Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile and Milana from A Couple Reads. The purpose of the meme is to showcase books that were published at least six months prior to the publishing of these blog posts. These books can either be past favourites, or just books on those huge TBR lists we have!
Front Lines by Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books | Release: January 26th, 2016
I’m really curious about this book. While I wasn’t able to finish Grant’s Gone series, I did really enjoy his writing style. And, since I majored in history, this book seems to be something I would really enjoy. Not to mention the fact that it’s featuring female soldiers!
1942. World War II. The most terrible war in human history. Millions are dead; millions more are still to die. The Nazis rampage across Europe and eye far-off America.
The green, untested American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled—the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
But something has changed. A court decision makes females subject to the draft and eligible for service. So in this World War II, women and girls fight, too.
As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering. Not one expects to see actual combat. Not one expects to be on the front lines.
Rio, Frangie, and Rainy will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. They will fear and they will rage; they will suffer and they will inflict suffering; they will hate and they will love. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known.
New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant has created a masterful alternate history of World War II in Front Lines, the first volume in a groundbreaking series.
Have you read this book? Have you read any other books by Michael Grant? If not, what are some of your favourite historical fiction books?