Stateless

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By Elizabeth Wein

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From the beloved #1 bestselling author of Code Name Verity, this thrilling murder mystery set in 1937 Europe soars with intrigue, glamour, secrets, and betrayal.

When Stella North is chosen to represent Britain in Europe’s first air race for young people in 1937, she knows all too well how high the stakes are. As the only participating female pilot, she’ll face constant challenges to prove she’s a worthy competitor. But promoting peace in Europe feels impossible to Stella when civil war is raging in Spain and the Nazis are gaining power—and when, right at the start, someone resorts to cutthroat sabotage to get ahead of the competition.
 
The world is looking for inspiration in what’s meant to be a friendly sporting event. Stella is expected to befriend each of the other eleven competitors, from charismatic Vittorio, flying for Fascist Italy, to earnest Sebastian, flying for Nazi Germany, and volatile, infuriating Tony, flying for France. But each of the racers is hiding a turbulent and violent past, and any one of them might be capable of murder…including Stella herself.  

Genre:

  • "A beautifully crafted novel soaring straight through the golden age of aviation into the darkening clouds of a coming war. A riveting, thought-provoking, page-turner."—Sharon Cameron, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light in Hidden Places
  • "Elizabeth Wein does it again! You’re not going to want to miss a minute of this high flying game of cat and mouse. Stateless is simply spectacular."—Sherri L. Smith, award-winning author of Flygirl
  • "Stateless is a soaring, immersive exploration of what it means to belong. I loved it."—Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl
  • “Intrigue and danger in the air and on the ground make for an exciting read that is steeped in interwar history…. Thrilling.” —Kirkus Reviews
  • “[A] suspenseful murder mystery. Danger and intrigue abound in this historically accurate aeronautic adventure… a savory read.” —Publishers Weekly
  • Praise for The Enigma Game:

    “Even if you’re not one for “war stories,” you’ll likely get caught up in the breathless thrill-ride of Wein’s newest World War II novel. [I]ts twisty plot, multivoiced narration, and poetic prose make it fly by. It’s an illuminating historical read and a realistic depiction of the costs of war.”

    New York Times Book Review
  • * "Gripping.... Readers will enjoy The Enigma Game as a standalone thriller or as a prequel to Wein's 2013 Printz Honor book Code Name Verity...The Enigma Game furthers Wein's streak of excellent historical fiction."—BookPage, starred review
  • * "This is historical fiction at its finest...another soaring success."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • * “Compelling and emotionally taut…Wein's story of unexpected friendship and empowerment during wartime is intelligent, compassionate and thrilling."

    Shelf Awareness, starred review
  • * "A comprehensive, believable, and engaging page-turner that should not be missed."—School Library Connection, starred review
  • * "Cleverly plotted...a rich work of historical fiction."—The Horn Book, starred review
  • "Exhilarating and atmospheric.... Just the ticket for lovers of historical thrillers and Wein's many fans."—School Library Journal
  • "Dramatic and informative."—BCCB
  • "Engrossing."—PopSugar

On Sale
Mar 14, 2023
Page Count
400 pages
ISBN-13
9780316591249

About the Author

NOVL - Author Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein is the holder of a private pilot’s license and the owner of about a thousand maps. She is best known for her historical fiction about young women flying in World War II, including the New York Times bestselling Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire. Elizabeth is also the author of Cobalt Squadron, a middle grade novel set in the Star Wars universe and connected to the 2017 release The Last Jedi. Elizabeth lives in Scotland and holds both British and American citizenship. She invites you to visit her online at www.elizabethwein.com.

From NOVL Nation

“Cunning, suspenseful, and intense – Elizabeth Wein has done it again… If you’re a fan of YA historical fiction, add this to your TBR immediately.”

–Larissa, @larissasbookshelf

“Like all of the Elizabeth Wein books I’ve read, this was so well written and engaging. I had such a hard time putting it down and just read the second half in one sitting.”

–Julie, Julie Caught Reading

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Praise

  • "A beautifully crafted novel soaring straight through the golden age of aviation into the darkening clouds of a coming war. A riveting, thought-provoking, page-turner."—Sharon Cameron, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light in Hidden Places
  • "Elizabeth Wein does it again! You’re not going to want to miss a minute of this high flying game of cat and mouse. Stateless is simply spectacular."—Sherri L. Smith, award-winning author of Flygirl
  • "Stateless is a soaring, immersive exploration of what it means to belong. I loved it."—Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl
  • “Intrigue and danger in the air and on the ground make for an exciting read that is steeped in interwar history…. Thrilling.” —Kirkus Reviews
  • “[A] suspenseful murder mystery. Danger and intrigue abound in this historically accurate aeronautic adventure… a savory read.” —Publishers Weekly
  • Praise for The Enigma Game:

    “Even if you’re not one for “war stories,” you’ll likely get caught up in the breathless thrill-ride of Wein’s newest World War II novel. [I]ts twisty plot, multivoiced narration, and poetic prose make it fly by. It’s an illuminating historical read and a realistic depiction of the costs of war.”

    New York Times Book Review
  • * "Gripping…. Readers will enjoy The Enigma Game as a standalone thriller or as a prequel to Wein's 2013 Printz Honor book Code Name VerityThe Enigma Game furthers Wein's streak of excellent historical fiction."—BookPage, starred review
  • * "This is historical fiction at its finest…another soaring success."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • * “Compelling and emotionally taut…Wein's story of unexpected friendship and empowerment during wartime is intelligent, compassionate and thrilling."

    Shelf Awareness, starred review
  • * "A comprehensive, believable, and engaging page-turner that should not be missed."—School Library Connection, starred review
  • * "Cleverly plotted…a rich work of historical fiction."—The Horn Book, starred review
  • "Exhilarating and atmospheric…. Just the ticket for lovers of historical thrillers and Wein's many fans."—School Library Journal
  • "Dramatic and informative."—BCCB
  • "Engrossing."—PopSugar