Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (141)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown (10/20/15):

Description on Goodreads:
Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?

From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.
Why I’m Waiting:
I have never actually read anything by this author before. Though, I may or may not have an ARC of Born of Illusion that I just haven’t gotten to yet. I do know a lot of bloggers love this author. And I also know that this story sounds amazing! The history, the spying, the secret women’s organization, the danger, the suspense, and just about everything about it sounds like a book I’ll need to read.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Ooooh this sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds really good and I absolutely love the cover. I could definitely go for a spy adventure! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. I've seen this one a few times today, I'm pretty excited about it too!
    I chose Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer.
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  4. OH MY this sounds GREAT! I read and really enjoyed Born of Illusion and the novella but I have yet to read the second book - though I am planning to soon. I had no idea Teri Brown was writing another book so THANK YOU for featuring this one and bringing it to my attention :D