Monday, April 24, 2017

Stacking the Shelves - Silver Star by Michael Grant

Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received

Summary (by Goodreads)

She’s fighting to survive.

The summer of 1943, World War II. The Germans have been bloodied, but Germany is very far from beaten. The North African campaign was only the beginning of the long journey for Frangie, Rainy, Rio, and the millions of other Allies.

Now the American army is moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily. Frangie, Rainy, and Rio now know firsthand what each of them is willing to do to save herself—and the consequences. With their heavy memories of combat, they will find this operation to be even tougher.

Frangie, Rainy, and Rio also know what is at stake. The women are not heroes for fighting alongside their brothers—they are soldiers. But the millions of brave females fighting for their country have become a symbol in the fight for equality. In this war, endless blood has been spilled and millions of lives have been lost, but there could be so much more to gain.

The women won’t conquer Italy alone. But they will brave terrible conditions in an endless siege; they will fight to find themselves on the front lines of World War II; and they will come face-to-face with the brutality of war until they win or die.

I am currently reading Front Lines (book #1) and it is amazing so I thought I would borrow #2 from the library to see if the story continues as well as the first.  In reality though, I think that Michael Grant started with a fascinating idea.  What if women had been permitted to fight in WWII? What would their experiences have been like? I have so much to discuss with this series but you'll have to wait since I still have another 200 pages to read!!

- Christinabean

1 comment:

  1. I totally need to get this! I've been reading a lot of fiction suspense novels that are heavily based on history and have been fascinated. I'm reading The Black Widow right now which touches on strong women . Thanks for the news about this series! Hugs...