Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz

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Read Among the Red Stars Online Free - World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She knows her skills as a pilot rival the best of the men, so when an all-female aviation group forms, Valka is the first to sign up.

Flying has always meant freedom and exhilaration for Valka, but dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. The war is taking its toll on everyone, including the boy Valka grew up with, who is fighting for his life on the front lines.

As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

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ISBN : 006264274X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Anna rated it ★★★★★

June 14, 2017

Pasha, a gentle teen boy who hears in colour, is conscripted into the Russian army and forced to go to war when his heart is full of peace. Valka, a fierce and formidable teen girl who has spent hundreds of hours flying an old scrap of a plane whose engine regularly cuts out mid-flight, has to fig...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

I was very lucky to have been given the opportunity to interview the author, Gwen C. Katz. Please take a look at the interview here. Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz is the WWII feminist book you didn’t know you needed. Inspired by the true story of the Russian Night Witches, Katz takes the r...

Lauren ✨ rated it ★★★★★

December 09, 2017

Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. With over 100 hours flying a piece of junk, Valka is a fiercely determined pilot. When WWII shatters Valka's homeland, and an all-female aviation group is created, Valka is adamant to aid the war effort. She has always loved the...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

April 25, 2017

Phenomenally written and genuinely thrilling, AMONG THE RED STARS captures an incredibly badass true story, one of those historical events you discover and can't believe no one's written about yet. The prose is evocative, capturing the period in vivid historical and technical detail, while never...

Megan rated it ★★★★★

December 09, 2017

I really loved Among the Red Stars. I loved the historical setting, i'm ALWAYS a sucker for books about female pilots. I loved the friendships. I love girls supporting girls. I loved the slow burn romance. Valka was fierce, dedicated, and passionate. If you love books like Code Name Verity, then...

K.A. rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2018

This book grabbed on and didn't let go. What these women went through to prove themselves, to simply go after their dream of being able to fly and fight for their country alongside the men--and then go on to kick ass all over town--was so liberating and beautiful and exciting, and BRAVE. The Nigh...

Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

July 03, 2017

E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Valka has trained as a pilot, and idolizes some of the Russian women who have made the news for the aviation exploits, but has had no luck finding a job. When the Germans attack the Russians, Valka answers a call for a women's air unit. Her long time friend,...

Relynn rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2018

Who runs the world? In Gwen Katz debut, AMONG THE RED STARS, girls do. Specifically the young women of the 588th Division VVS Night Bombing Unit. Formed as one of the all female pilot divisions under famed aviatrix Marina Raskova, the 588th carried out daring night bombing raids in U-2 biplanes o...

Aila rated it ★★★★☆

June 16, 2017

3.5 stars I had to up-vote my rating because the concept and overall impression I have from this book is just awesome! I loved reading about these fantastic female pilots of Russia during WWII, their ferocity, their strength, their fears, and their hopes. Katz's research is obvious in the meaningf...

Alex rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

Inspired by her hero Marina Raskova, Valka Koroleva, 18, wants nothing more than to fly for her country, the Soviet Union. Already a pilot, Valka’s first attempts to join the Red Army Air Force or VVS (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily) are initially turned down, but by September 1941, things have changed...

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