Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

The Huntress by Kate Quinn 
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.

In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted…

Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive.

Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.

Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear.

In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

Oh my gosh, I'm so damn excited for this book! Kate Quinn is an insta-buy author for me and The Huntress is definitely in my top 5 of most anticipated books that are releasing in 2019. The Alice Network that was released in 2017 especially made me a big fan of Kate's work and it's still one of my favorite historical fiction books ever so I'm having very high hopes for this new upcoming one. Also, the cover was revealed recently and I really love it. It reminds me of the cover of The Alice Network, which just makes me even more excited to get my hands on The Huntress. Only 6 months to go! 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on The Huntress by Kate Quinn. Do you like the synopsis and/or cover? Are you also looking forward to it? Feel free to let me know your thoughts!

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  1. Wow, this does sound good. I haven't read a good historical fiction book in ages, seems like.

  2. Oh, this sounds SO GOOD! Such a complex plot, strong female characters, including the Huntress and dammit I want!!!!

  3. This is probably my most anticipated historical fiction of 2019.

  4. *grabby hands* If it's even only half as good as The Alice Network then it's going to be fricking amazing!

  5. Wow, this sounds intense! I'm definitely adding this to my list, plus how can you not love a story about a group of women called the Night Witches?😊

  6. This sounds fantastic! I really want to read The Alice Network, I've heard great things! I hope you'll enjoy The Huntress! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Glad you're excited for this one, it looks good!

    Here's my Wednesday post link - happy Hump Day! :-)

  8. This sounds really good. I haven't read anything from this author but you make me excited for her. Especially since she is an instabuy. Great pick!

    Mary my CWW!

  9. She's REALLY good. Probably my favorite female historical fiction author.

  10. Please read The Alice Network. It's amazing and I cried with it!

  11. I don't read much historical, but this sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it!

    My WoW

  12. I really like that cover, it's so striking! I hope you enjoy this one!

  13. LOL Your excitement about this book has me thinking I better go learn more about the author!

  14. OMG, Steph!!!!! This is an AMAZING pick, girl!!!! I LOVE that plot synopsis!!! And the cover, too!!!

    I don't read much historical fiction, and I really should. Books dealing with WWII and the F***ING Nazis are especially interesting to me. I still remember that INCREDIBLE movie I saw, several years ago, which starred Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffiths....It's titled "Shining Through". You've GOT to see that movie!!! It's based on a book by Susan Isaacs, and guess what? The MOVIE is BETTER than the book!! I'm not kidding, either! I skimmed the book once, and was VERY disappointed....

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this!! I'm adding it to my GR shelves right away!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  15. I have never heard of this book or this author before, but now you've got me interested in it and I have added it to my TBR. I'm definitely going to have to check this out! :)

    If you get the chance, come by my blog and check out my Can't-Wait Wednesday post.
    Suz @ Bookish Revelations

  16. I haven't read from this author yet, but I do love myself a good mystery... And this one's a historical one, which makes it even more interesting! :O I'll look up The Alice Network as well!!!

  17. Oooo, an insta-buy author! I'd not really hard of Katie Quinn tbh. I hope you enjoy this book, Stephanie!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  18. Wow I'm not familiar with the author but this does sound really good. Wow top 5 most anticipated that is impressive!


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