I definitely feel far more interested in Linné’s story than I do in Revna’s for some reason, though I just can’t put my finger on what it is that leads me there. I think We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett has a fair bit of merit to it, though I’m not quite at the point where I’m deeply invested in wanting to read it. There’s definitely enough there that my interest has been caught and I’m interested in adding it to my TBR–which I have done–but it’s not an immense desire or anything like that. I have a feeling this is a book that will end up on my TBR for a rather long time as a result.
I have to admit, though, I am incredibly intrigued and fascinated by the fact that they’re involved in a women’s flight unit. That part, at least, I am expecting some very amazing things to come from.
Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight–for their country and for themselves–in this riveting debut that’s part Shadow and Bone, part Code Name Verity.
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 lines, Linné defied her father, a Union general, and disguised herself as a boy to join the army. They’re both offered a reprieve from punishment if they use their magic in a special women’s military flight unit and undertake terrifying, deadly missions under cover of darkness. Revna and Linné can hardly stand to be in the same cockpit, but if they can’t fly together, and if they can’t find a way to fly well, the enemy’s superior firepower will destroy them–if they don’t destroy each other first.
We Rule the Night is a powerful story about sacrifice, complicated friendships, and survival despite impossible odds.
Whose story do you think you’re more interested in reading about? Linné or Revna’s? Is there anything in particular about this book that drags you in? Do you think you’ll be adding it to your TBR? Is it a book that you’d rather not read? If so, why not? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!