Happy book birthday to two books releasing tomorrow (11/8)!
Avenged (Vanished #2) by E.E. Cooper
Avenged is the conclusion to the Vanished duology, an absorbing, psychological suspense story about friendship, deception, jealousy, and love.
Everyone believes Beth’s death was an accident, except for Kalah. The girl she loved was stolen from her, and now Kalah’s broken heart wants revenge. In order to crack Brit’s perfect alibi, Kalah pretends to be Brit’s best friend—with the sole mission to destroy her.
Kalah knows that playing Brit’s game is deadly. One wrong move could cost someone their life, including her own…but the more lies Kalah tells, the closer she is to the twisted truth. [Image and summary via Goodreads]
Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes
From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought-provoking, action-packed page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.
Yuki Nakahara is an American. But it’s the start of World War II, and America doesn t see it that way. Like many other Japanese Americans, Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn’t willing to sit back and accept this injustice. It’s his country too, and he’s going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies.
When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out, they aren’t prepared for the experiences they ll encounter as members of the Four-Four-Two, a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese-American soldiers. Before Yuki returns home if he returns home he’ll come face to face with persistent prejudices, grueling combat he never imagined, and friendships deeper than he knew possible. [Image and summary via Goodreads]