Monday, September 11

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force.

These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive. In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil. 

My thoughts:
Another book that almost took a year to finish. But this time it was because I  put it on my old mp3 player. Big mistake, it kept jumping around chapters so I gave up. And then I listened to other audiobooks, and then I came back to this one now and then. I am bad at focusing sometimes. But hey at least it worked coming back to now and then.

Rosie is a pilot during WWII. She is a civilian, but she ends up in Ravensbruck. There is a lot before and after too. Before she ended up there and how she is trying to deal with it afterwards.

The Ravensbruck time introduces us to the rabbits, medical experimented on by the nazis, and many more women. Friendships are made and they help each other survive. Loyalty in a horrible place where people are dying left and right.

A good story and I liked the friendships made in this awful place.

The narrator did a good job. She was nice listening too.

Audiobook, Unabridged, 10-12 hours?
Published June 1st 2013 by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Code Name Verity #2
Historical fiction / YA

 About Blodeuedd the Reviewer

I love books, my cat and chocolate. You can never go wrong with a long walk through the woods and sitting down afterwards with a cup of tea and a good book/movie. I read most genres and blog over at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell 


Melliane said...

wow yes it took you a long time to read it

Blodeuedd said...

Yup...LONG FREAKING TIME. But I do blame the mp3, phone it is

Carole Rae said...

Thanks B!