I have been insanely excited to read Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein, ever since I read this review at Things Mean a Lot. In fact, I spent a few minutes yesterday poking around to see if I could get it at the library before I went to Amazon and realized it's not set to release till the middle of May.
But then, dear reader, but then! In my inbox appeared a message from Netgalley, which is a venue for book reviewers and bloggers to connect with publishers who might want to distribute reviewer copies to them. Generally I don't qualify, as you, dear cherished readers, are few in number. But it turns out Code Name Verity wants some buzz, so they're handing out reading copies to the likes of little ol' me!
I'm incredibly excited and will be reading this book as soon as I get home (because I FORGOT MY KINDLE TODAY, which is a whole post in and of itself about the agony I'm experiencing right now).
What I know about this novel is that it's from the point of view of a spy who has been caught in France in World War II. I believe the first part is the story she tells her captors, and the second part is a more removed, third person story. I'm anticipating something personal and intimate and yet historical and exciting. I really can't wait!
I also started The Shape of Desire today, by Sharon Shinn. We'll see where it goes; I'm not really excited about werewolves and shapeshifters, but Sharon Shinn always makes the little things so engaging that I'd read her writing about someone reading the phone book. As it were.