May 13, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (131)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

This sounds kind of like Code Name Verity except it's a different World War and there are less prisoners of war and hopefully a lot less tears. Okay, so maybe it doesn't sound like Code Name Verity at all. BUT it is set in World War I with a BRITISH SPY who does go to Germany so, yeah, I want this book.

TitleVelvet Undercover
Author: Teri Brown
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: October 20, 2015
Pages: 336
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Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?
From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences. 

Are you waiting on any historical fiction this week?


  1. This sounds really good and that cover is gorgeous! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  2. No I am not but I am waiting for an Urban Paranormal book!
    Waiting on Wednesday

  3. I discovered this on Epic Reads when they did their cover reveal week a while ago. Historical fiction and spies! I immediately added it to my list. Great pick!

  4. Sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
    Check out my WOW


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