Night Witches follows Rain as she trains to become a fighter pilot as the war be Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. You should go; this could be the last train out of Sea-Ways before the siege closes completely. I pick up harsh smells — fire and crude fuel. Just had to take that step off the 9-5 path, scary as it was: Loved this post, and Night Witches sounds amazing! She graduated from Cambridge University, and has lived and worked in Japan and Spain. Pip, our heroine, is summoned to fight for a country that only believes in technology. Rain's regiment is made up of only teenage girls and their role is vital to the war effort against the Crux, a nation of faith and belief, where nature and God are celebrated and worshipped.
Rain and Zoya live in the city of Rodina which has shunned religion and old fashioned manufacturing techniques. But Rain is struggling with another battle. They have their ways of knowing who to single out for punishment. I related so much with the main character, Rain, and her desire to fit in a crowd and be the same as everyone else. I especially didn't get the love interest s. Teenagers are flying planes and fighting wars people, facing enemies both human and supernatural.
As her understanding of her latent power grows, the enemy threatens both her friends and her love. It made for a great mix of ideas and genres. I told you to stay in the camp. The book reveals its secrets slowly with maximum impact. When it came to the plot points, however, I kept feeling like I was missing parts of the story.
The book is told from Rain's point of view and at the beginning of the book we're introduced to her and her family. Her latest novel Night Witches is set on a war-torn world, with a darkly complex and powerful heroine. Read it, enter it's world, enjoy. She's always had a sense that her nature is different from everyone else's, and that a dormant power threatens to burst out of her. Please stop I do like the historical element to this, the fact that this book feels like a tribute to the real night witches. It is an amazing fantasy world.
What are you doing here?. I loved the dialogue and the slight dialect of the characters. I did a project on it once. When she encounters a young Scrutiner she falls in love with him, but is torn between what she has been taught is right, and what feels right. I know that sound from shooting lessons on the school firing range. Are you telling me they're just going to accept that thing so easily, without hearing Rain's side of the story, without properly looking into all this? I loved this post, particularly the incorporation of myths like Baba Yaga. No — more like time is stretching.
I loved Rain and Zoya's story and parts really tugged at the heartstrings. The real winner for me in Night Witches was the writing which I found to be beautiful and poetic. Little Pipsqueak — the tiddler. Or is she just an orphan. Adlington, inspired by their story, created a whole new world in which teenage girls fly military airplanes against a dangerous enemy.
She can no longer ignore the power but she must choose how she uses it. Teenagers are flying planes and fighting wars people, facing enemies both human and supernatural. I see only strange distorted shapes beneath the surface — sodden leaves, lumps, spikes, spines, bones and wrecks. People used to build houses out of wood and stone. When she encounters a young Scrutiner she falls in love with him, but is torn between what she has been taught is right, and what feels right.
But Rain can feel something different, slowly blossoming in her existence and if the girl who looks just like her is right with her accusations, how will she defend the country that is against what she is? She's always had a sense that her nature is different from everyone else's, and that a dormant power threatens to burst out of her. But what will she lose in the process? The whole teenage bomber-pilot thing was awesome and it was made even better by adding a touch of witchcraft to the equation, I just loved this combination. Please, tell him I should stay here with the Storms. It also inspired me with a book of my own; and I stole the name Steen. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. But what will she lose in the process? All throughout the book there was this hint at something more going on and that there was something about Rain herself that was special. They're very different, yet are still able to look after each other in their increasingly difficult missions.
Actually it's better than a combination of bits from other books - it felt like an early Neil Stephenson, a fast gripping read, but you are learning stuff at the same time. I watch it pass and time speeds up, super-fast, it seems. As her understanding of her latent power grows, the enemy threatens both her friends and her love. But Rain is struggling with another battle. I could dance between the pieces of falling snow as they glisten, poised, in the stillness.
I also enjoyed the romantic storyline involving Reef and how he and Rain are drawn to each other in the midst of all this craziness. The romance here is lukewarm at best. Night Witches has its own romantic element, which I feel gives the story hope. Rain's regiment is made up of only teenage girls and their role is vital to the war effort against the Crux, a nation of faith and belief, where nature and God are celebrated and worshipped. Night Witches is fast-paced from the outset and keeps it up! Their enemies named them Night Witches. The story is a bit cliché, but it has a nice beginning.