Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Book Review: Sparrow Squadron

*Sparrow Squadron* by DL Jung



This book is phenomenal.  For his debut novel, DL Jung did a great job!

*Sparrow Squadron* is about a young Russian woman's journey during WWII. The book is a work of fiction, yet the author based it off of real happenings on the Eastern front. Before the war, Aelya was a flight instuctor. She decided to join the air force after one of her students was killed in combat. Story goes onto describe her trials as she completes training to flying defence to being a fighter pilot.

At first, I didn't care for Aelya. I felt that she was too idealistic, and she looked at her life as a Communist through rose tinted glasses. My feelings changed as the story progresses. Aelya matures as events unfold, and by the end I was rooting for her. The author seamlessly wove together her physical trials and her emotional growth. Using Aelya as an example, he highlighted the unfair double standard that the women in WWII were up against.

Overall, this is an excellent story. I would highly recommend if you like stories with a unlikely heroine and plenty of danger.

Thank you to the author for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Check it out on Amazon: Sparrow Squadron

4 comments:

  1. I love just about everything WWII related. I'm currently reading about the female Russian pilots too!

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  2. I like that we have progressed enough that we can look at all sides of the WWII and see the stories. It really makes for an interesting twist in perspective.

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  3. Great review. Some debut authors don't half write brilliant books.

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  4. Thanks so much for reviewing Sparrow Squadron and posting this to your blog. I'm glad you liked it and I can't wait for the launch!

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