The Huntress

The Huntress

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Stranded behind enemy lines, brave bomber pilot Nina Markova becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress and joins forces with a Nazi hunter and British war correspondent to find her before she finds them.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062884343
Branch Call Number: FIC QUINN 2019
Characteristics: 530, 19 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 29, 2020

If I were 15 years of age, this might have been intriguing...

0Charlie Aug 12, 2020

Very enjoyable read. The characters were interesting and it was exciting to bounce back and forth in time to slowly eke out their individual backstories, and, ultimately, how the various stories collide. I particularly enjoyed reading WWII stories from a female perspective. Recommended.

Jul 31, 2020

One of those stories that stick with you well after the last page is read. Memorable characters in a historic context. The author does a good job telling the tale through different time periods and through the lens of the lead characters.

Jul 07, 2020

The writing is for young adults. So a fairly light read about a fairly heavy topic. Well worth learning about the Russian women flying aces and the dedication of Nazi hunters.

May 26, 2020

Kate Quinn wrote this book in a very interesting and compelling way. The story is told from multiple points of view, all in different time periods, who end up coming together and being interconnected in ways I did not expect. This book was full of twist and turns, leading me to stay up late wondering what will be happening in the next few chapters. I really liked this book, and I suggested it to my mom to read as well, as she is very into the WWII historical fiction, and she absolutely loved it. It is a bit of a longer book, and perfect if you have a lot of free time and want to get lost in other people’s problems. This is action packed, but also full of mystery, and a little bit or romance-y drama as well. 4.5/5 stars
@LucindatheGreen of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

crjintheuk May 21, 2020

In a sea of World War II-based historical fiction, Quinn's work The Huntress stands out by going beyond the war to explore the compelling quest to bring Nazi war criminals to justice. Quinn successfully weaves several parallel stories together while depicting the idea of the huntress becoming the hunted. As in her well-known work The Alice Network, the author creates strong, multi-dimensional female characters who take the spotlight. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy well-researched historical fiction with plenty of drama, suspense, romance, and mystery.

May 14, 2020

Loved this book. Just as good as The Alice Network. Would recommend this read if you enjoy WWII novels.

Apr 11, 2020

Another goody

Mar 05, 2020

Excellent! Well written, believable interesting characters.
Subplots are well interwoven with main plot. Good character development, successful plot development. Quinn is obviously an accomplished writer; this one as good as The Alice Network.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Feb 24, 2020

Compelling historical thriller...also does an interesting job of creating ripples in the pond back to present time..."small time" WWII war criminals expecting to be let off the hook because they were "just following orders," etc.

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ArapahoeAnnaL Oct 01, 2019

The Coca-Cola buzz was wearing off by the time Raskova's ashes were laid to rest. Nina was swaying on her high heels as Lieutenant General Shcherbakov gave the funeral oration, echoing as he was broadcast across the land. Talking about the highest standards of Soviet womanhood and credit to the Motherland. Who were they even talking about? Speeches like this could be made at any funeral. Nina remembered the squadron commander who had died on the very first sortie; how the Night Witches had toasted her memory under the stars and sung soft songs that echoed across the airfield. That was how Raskova should have been remembered, not with rote rhetoric and the mournful broadcast beats of the "Internationale." It should have been women talking about Raskova today, not these old men. pg. 264

Jul 31, 2019

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