Waiting on Wednesday #87: Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein.

Expected Publication: February 3, 2015.
by: Disney-Hyperion.

Goodreads Synopsis:
A new historical thriller masterpiece from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Wein

Emilia and Teo's lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo's mother died immediately, but Em's survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother's wishes-in a place where he won't be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat.

Seeking a home where her children won't be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia, and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their devotion to their country, its culture and people, and each other be their downfall or their salvation?

In the tradition of her award-winning and bestselling Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit.

Why I'm excited:
I am absolutely in love with Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire so I am ecstatic to have another book from Elizabeth Wein on the way! It sounds amazing, it's historical, it has diversity and war and especially friendship - which Wein does amazingly. I can't wait!

What are you waiting on this week?

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