WE RULE THE NIGHT, by Claire Eliza Bartlett, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group


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.

approx. 400 pages

Out April 2, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wow! I couldn’t put this book down. It was read in one sitting.

In this book a war is ongoing, and one of the MC’s disabled (in a wheelchair). There’s a Mulan feel with the MC, Linne, who disguises herself as a boy so that she can serve in the war against her father’s wishes.

You have hidden magic and unbearable sexism, men are expected to do one thing, women are expected to do another. Women constantly being repressed, doubted and mocked are blatant and at times, enraging.  There’s action from the very beginning. It’s a struggle to survive this world and its complicated problems. I hated its social structure and the division of gender and why.  This book made me feel a lot of things, so much so, I was reminded of what I felt when reading “Vox,” another fantastic book.

If you love strong female characters who survive against the odds, who refuse to give in to sexism and bullying and are determined to prove everyone wrong, then this book is for you.

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