Sisters of the Sky

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Pub Date Feb 06 2024 | Archive Date Feb 27 2024

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‘[A] captivating story, wonderfully fleshed out characters and relationships, and beautiful writing make this a must-read!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

October 1941: As war rages in the Soviet Union, Nina is devastated as she watches her younger brother being sent off to the front. She has witnessed so many soldiers go to war and never return, and with her father already on the battlefield, her brother is her only family left.

Sick of feeling helpless and determined to fight for her motherland, Nina and her best friend Katya decide to volunteer for the first female-only aviation regiment, led by the legendary pilot Marina Raskova.

But fighting a war is nothing like they expected, and soon the battle lines are no longer restricted to the front – a forbidden love begins to blossom, and Nina is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Will Nina and her loved ones make it out alive?

From the bestselling author of Sisters of War comes a heart-wrenching novel of love, friendship, betrayal and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Mandy Robotham and Pam Jenoff.

Readers LOVE Sisters of the Sky!

Absolutely wonderful! I recommend all Lana’s books, but I believe this one is my favourite and her best yet! TEN STARS!’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book packs a powerful punch… [it] makes your heart soar with every flight, pound in every battle, and break with every loss.’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A story I won’t be forgetting any time soon… I highly recommend this book.’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beautiful novel. Loved the way it is written. The characters and the eta are well portrayed, wrapped in the history of WWII.’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Lana Kortchik has a great writing style and the historical elements were everything that I was hoping for.’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘[A] captivating story, wonderfully fleshed out characters and relationships, and beautiful writing make this a must-read!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

October 1941: As war...

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An amazing Russian Romance entwined with the story of the Night Witches, the Russian female pilots, the first women combat pilots in the world,

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This was a great historical fiction featuring an era that while I feel like I know a lot about it, I hadn't read anything from this perspective. I didn't know about the Russian female flying units of WW2 and I learned so much. As the best historical fiction does, it sparked a curiosity and I found myself googling the characters that were based on real people to learn more about their stories.

On top of the history part, the story was so well done. I love the relationships between the characters and even though I felt like I saw what was coming at one point, the emotionality and the way it was written was so well done that I didn't feel like it was predictable even though I predicted it. I was just wrapped up in their story. I can't wait to read another book by this author.

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I received advanced reader copy of Sisters of the Sky by Lana Kortchik from netgalley. It did take me a bit to get into the story line but when it did pick up (~30% in) I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the fact that it was a WWII novel set in the Soviet Union. It gave me a different viewpoint of this war. I also loved how it gave spotlight to women and how they helped in defeating the Nazis. Great read! I recommend adding it to your TBR!

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As a historical fiction enthusiast, I was thrilled to receive the eARC copy of Lana’s WWII novel, Sisters of the Sky.
📖: It’s World War II, and the Soviet Union is engulfed in conflict with the Germans on the frontlines. Nina and her best friend, Katya, watch as the men in their lives head off to fight, fearfully aware that many men never return from battle. Feeling helpless yet determined to defend their homeland and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts, Nina and Katya courageously volunteer for the first female-only aviation regiment under the legendary pilot Marina Raskova.

🤔💭: Sisters of the Sky is a gripping and powerfully written novel that offers a harrowing glimpse into WWII from a unique perspective. Exploring the story of the female aviation units sheds light on lesser-known aspects of the war and provides a fascinating view from the Russian side. One of the highlights of the book was the portrayal of dedication exhibited throughout various parts. As the author meticulously develops each character, she illustrates how they demonstrate their commitment and loyalty to their regiment members, their country, and their families.

I found the novel to have a slightly slow build-up in the beginning with long chapters, but once I reached around 20%, I couldn’t put the book down!

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I love reading about this group of female pilots. This book was very well done and enjoyable to read. I highly recommend to all who like WWII stories.

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