Waiting on Wednesday: We Rule the Night
We Rule The Night
Written by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 2nd April 2019
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
We Rule the Night is a powerful story about sacrifice, complicated friendships, and survival despite impossible odds.
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- It is described as a cross between Code Name Verity and Shadow and Bone. While I’m not a massive fan of books being marketed as ‘the next [insert popular book name here]’, I can also acknowledge that this can be a good guide for readers who are unsure about whether or not to pick up a book. I loved Code Name Verity and like the Grisha trilogy too (although I preferred Six of Crows!) so this sounds like a book that I will enjoy.
- ‘Forbidden magic‘ Pretty much any book that mentions these two words will have me picking it up to read!
- The world has me intrigued already – magic, war and everything else besides!
- Something about the idea of fighter pilots has always appealed to me – for a short time both myself and my brother wanted to become pilots when we grew up! – so I want to find out more about how this works in the world of this book, especially with the added magic.
- Also, the image of the phoenix rising from the flames on the cover, alongside the mention of ‘sacrifice‘ in the blurb has me both fascinated and slightly worried about what might happen to the characters…
What do you think?
Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?
Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comments!
See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns.
Thanks for reading!