We Rule the Night
Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she’s caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. Meanwhile, on the front lin ...more
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I loved listening to the sountrack for AGENT CARTER while I was drafting. I wanted something fun and a little dieselpunk.…moreThank you for your question!
I loved listening to the sountrack for AGENT CARTER while I was drafting. I wanted something fun and a little dieselpunk. In general, I love drafting to soundtracks, they're often so emotional.(less)
In November 2014 I began hearing things…moreThank you for your question Lillian! And thank you for your compliment on the title, we agonized over it.
In November 2014 I began hearing things about the Night Witches, a Night Bombing regiment composed entirely of women, created in Russia during WWII. These women flew outdated training planes over the front lines at night. They often bombed strategic targets, but sometimes they flew supplies and even soldiers to their own troops.
If you'd like to read more about them, I highly recommend 'A Dance with Death' by Anne Noggle, or 'Wings, Women and War by Reina Pennington.(less)
After the great worldbuilding, I’d have to say my other favorite part was the characters. Revna is strong, brave, and determined. Linne is coarse and fierce ...more
More could have been done with the Skarov secret information agents too. Overall the book had strong characters but kind of a weak plot.
What could possibly go wrong?
While on the surface this is a story about two girls who hate each other but are forced to work together, just beneath that surface you'll find another story: one about girls working together, girls in all their many shapes & flavors & sizes being strong as only they can be; one about earned trust, blind faith, and exp ...more
This novel was very different than I expected, and had a much stronger feminism representation than I thought it would - BUT that aspect was written very well. Female empowerment was a strong element of the story, and both Linne and Revna are strong believers in this notion. As their all-female military unit prepares to fly in the war for the first time, betrayal, secrets, and conflict occur, but nothing wi ...more
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I struggled with this one. It took me a long time to get through it because there was so much information but not enough at the same time. I had high hopes but was disappointed.
Thank you to The Novl and Little Brown for the arc!!
It took me awhile to get into and understand the world of this book. I initially thought it was more of a straightforward WWII Soviet night witch flyers with an overlay of magic. Instead, Countries were made up but based on Soviets and Germans (the Elda), and interrogation and traitor practices seemed aligned. But it wasn’t just manipulation of magic, there were types of magic one can use manipulating the Weave, strands of magic cross crossing the world. Spark magic ...more
My rating: 3.5 stars.
This book had so many unique and incredible world-building elements. The magic system was so fascinating to read about. (The weave, spark, living metal, the Skarov etc.) The two main characters, Revna and Linne, immediately grabbed my attention with their interesting backstories. Revna is a factory worker and an amputee that wears prosthetic legs, and Linne is a gener ...more
WE RULE THE NIGHT had a wonderful fantasy premise with living metals, flying ships, and an intriguing magic system using the “Weave.”
We follow two girls, Revna and Lenné, who are from very different worlds. They come together in a military regiment for girls in order to learn how to fly and bomb the country they’re at war with. It proves to be a challenge, as they’re the only girl team in the military. Th ...more
We Rule the night by Claire Eliza Bartlett was a fantastic read. A historical fiction novel with a touch of magic thrown in, it easily jumped to the top of my Favorite Reads of 2019, and even though it's only February, I imagine that it will stay near the top for a while.
This book was so frustrating. Based on the Night Raiders of the Soviet Union in WWII, it showcase ...more
I am so excited that We Rule the Night will be one of the Reader Voracious Novel19 Books! More information about this book and the rest of my Novel19 class will be posted on my blog in mid-January!
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@bartlebett debut novel is full of adventure. Two girls from different circumstances both want to save their land in the war. The world building is very well done and I’d classify this as both sci-fi and adventure. I also have no idea if this is the future or the past - interesting time period!
Will be great for #highschool readers! ...more
I just wish the author had done better at explaining her world’s magical origins/usage/mythology. It felt incomplete in that way, but I love any YA story that focuses on building up strong female characters and their relationships with each other.
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