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Paranormal Fantasy Time Travel Novel Review: Waging War by April White

Waging War by April White (The Immortal Descendants #4)


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Synopsis from Goodreads
War is being waged against the Descendants and Saira Elian is desperate to stop the Mongers’ savage bid for power…

Saira’s search for kidnapped mixed-bloods draws her into the Mongers’ stronghold, revealing the horrible truth behind the irresistible Monger ring and the vile plan to cleanse Family bloodlines … permanently.

To prevent a brutal massacre, Saira and Ringo travel back to Bletchley Park during World War II where they team up with Archer from the past to crack a Nazi code and expose a Monger traitor intent on changing the course of history. They team with a female commando from the French resistance to hunt down an elite unit of Monger soldiers - Hitler’s Werewolves - before the terror squad can strike a fatal blow at the heart of the Allied war effort.

Their desperate manhunt drags Saira, Archer, and Ringo into the London underground on the eve of a Nazi bombing raid where they come face-to-face with the Monger assassin on a suicide mission to split Time. With the lives of all mixed-bloods in peril, Saira must make a sacrifice that even Time and love may never forgive. 


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8.5/10

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What a fantastic book! I didn't know what to expect because I did not read the synopsis beforehand (this being a series I'm a huge fan of, no synopsis was necessary), so it was a huge surprise when Saira and Ringo went back into Second World War. Without Archer, but to Archer (or his past self).



The war is described brutally. My stomach was churning at some scenes, and I'm glad April White managed to capture all the horrible things both sides did, not just the Germans.  Because of the atmosphere of fear and hatred in the background, Saira and Archer's relationship.and her friendship with Ringo are really strong and beautiful.

This is an unusual book because we are getting a different side to Archer we know. Not only he is his  older version, there is a switch in narration to describe how modern Archer receives all the memories while everything happens in the past between him and Saira. I really enjoyed his voice, and actually what was happening with him in the present was no less intense than what was happening in the past.

Nancy was a strong character and a real historical figure, and I think those of you admiring kickass women will truly appreciate her. Saira also grows up more in this book and overcomes some of her fears, but I unfortunately can not say more without giving you some spoilers. Let's just say that there are some wonderful and terrifying moments, and the ending leaves us more than puzzled and dying to know what happens next. Very much recommended. Excellent, strong, entertaining series.

Other books in the series:
Marking Time
Tempting Fate
Changing Nature

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 Какая классная книга! Я не знала чего от неё ожидать, так как синопсис не читала, потому как мисс Уайт я рецензирую всегда без малейших колебаний ( она - очень хороший автор), поэтому тематика Второй Мировой войны застала меня врасплох.

Саира и Ринго пытаются найти Тома Ландерса, и когда изучение исторических документов указывает на то, что она работал на стороне Гитлера и находился в оккупированной Франции во Второй Мировой, наши путешественники во времени вынуждены отправится в этот кровавый исторический период, но без Арчера, так как тот уже в нём находится. Так что, Саира оставляет Арчера в настоящем и отправляется к Арчеру в прошлом, который работает над расшифровкой немецких кодов в Блетчли Парк.

Война описана прекрасно. Я очень оценила то, что автор показала военные преступления с обоих сторон и то, насколько это был кровавый и бездушный период. У меня холодок прям по коже пробегал. С другой стороны, отношения Саиры и Арчера описаны в новом свете. Он её ещё плохо знает, а она открывает стороны в нём, о которых и не подозревала. Оба переживают одни из самых волшебных и страшных моментов в этой книге. В то же время Арчер в настоящем получает воспоминания о том, что произошло в прошлом между ним и Саирой, и мы наконец-то видим его перспективу на происходящее.

Концовка брутальная, кстати, и я не могу дождаться следующей книги серии, чтобы узнать как всё развернётся, так как мы оставляем героев в очень драматической и напряженной ситуации. А так, прекрасная книга, сильная, захватывающая, и я очень советую вам читать всю серию.
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