Traitor
Momma Leighellen's Book Giveaway

“In a city where loyalty comes second to self-preservation, a traitor can be an enemy or a savior.  Sometimes both.” – Traitor by Amanda McCrina

Summary:

WWII, Poland, 1944. After the Soviet liberation of Lwów from Germany, the city remains a battleground between resistance fighters and insurgent armies. Loyalties are torn between Poland & Ukraine.  Tolya is a 17 yr old half Ukrainian, half Polish boy who joins the Soviet Red Army to keep himself alive and fed. When he shoots his unit’s political officer in the street, he’s rescued by a squad of Ukrainian freedom fighters. They save him, but Tolya doesn’t trust them. He especially doesn’t trust Solovey, the squad’s war-scarred young leader, who has plenty of secrets of his own.

Then a betrayal sends them both on the run. And in a city where loyalty comes second to self-preservation, a traitor can be an enemy or a savior—or sometimes both.  Amanda McCrina’s Traitor is a tightly woven YA thrill ride exploring political conflict, deep-seated prejudice, and the terror of living in a world where betrayal is a matter of life or death.

“Sometimes when the pain was bad, it was Solovey, putting his hands on Tolya’s shoulder and leaning in close to say ‘it’s all right’ and it was.” 

Thoughts

YA historical fiction is definitely becoming my favorite sub genre.  And this book, with all the action and suspense would make a fantastic movie.  With it’s dual POV and dual timeline, there’s a lot going on and I didn’t know much going in about this area.  My recommendation is actually to read the END first.  No, not the end of the book but at the back is a glossary and list of characters that was really helpful to me in keeping track of everything. 

Thank you to @Fiercereads for the book & providing a great giveaway!

Giveaway

TO ENTER

– head over to Instagram and follow @mommaleighellensbooknook@Fiercereads, @amandamccrina and @storygramtours 

– tag a friend you think will be interested

For EXTRA entry

– visit @yelli3_reads tomorrow & repeat these steps

RULES

– Giveaway ends midnight 8/31 EST

– US public accounts ONLY, not affiliated with IG

-must be 18 or have parents permission

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Order your own copy here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374313548

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