Nastia is no traitor. She is a daring pilot, the daughter of revolutionaries, and now, as the Second World War descends on Russia, she must fight to save the glorious Motherland. But all is not as it seems, and when the battles begin, secrets are revealed and everything that she once knew is challenged…
A thrilling adventure brimming with historical detail and powerful female characters. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+.
How did I get the book? Received a copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Genre: Historical Fiction
Review: Another treat from Elizabeth Wein, one which is easily devoured in one sitting.
I enjoyed Nastia as a narrator. She is full of conviction for the cause she has been bought up to believe in, yet at the same time she cares deeply for the people around her. Firebird contains mystery, devotion and friendship, loss – Nastia’s story is so full and yet the ending leaves you wanting more.
The additional information at the end made the story more interesting to me and until Firebird I can honestly say I never had any interest in this part of history but now I’m tempted to find some of the titles Elizabeth Wein listed.
Expected publication: August 1st 2018 by Barrington Stoke Ltd