SPARROW SQUADRON BOOK BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

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Sparrow Squadron
by D.L. Jung
Genre: YA Historical Fiction/Action-Adventure
Release Date: February 2018

Summary:

“There was a time when flying didn’t mean looking over my shoulder for death coming at me.”

World War II. June 1941. Hitler’s war machine turns to the Soviet Union.

Escaping her hometown ahead of the Nazis, 16-year-old Aelya Makarova seizes a chance to live her dream. Obsessed with flying, she joins a women’s fighter squadron to defend her homeland against the invaders. She’ll go faster and higher than she’s ever gone before.

But the harsh reality of Air Force life shatters her expectations and forces her to grow up fast. The squadron is split by petty rivalries, male pilots treat them like a joke, and the ideal country she thought she was fighting for doesn’t really exist.

Finally given a chance to prove herself in battle, Aelya is pushed to breaking point. With all her talent, the help of her comrades, and a lot of luck, she might just make it through. But will there be anything left of her humanity?

With fast-paced action and a heart-rending mix of humour and tragedy, Sparrow Squadron is an adventure novel for young adults that brings an overlooked episode of history to life.

Title: SPARROW SQUADRON

Series: AELITA’S WAR, BOOK ONE

Author:  D L JUNG

Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION, HISTORICAL FICTION, CANADIAN AUTHOR

Length: 334 PAGES

Publisher: XINLISHI PRESS

Type of Book: SOFTCOVER ARC – UNCORRECTED PROOF

Received From: THE AUTHOR

ISBN: 978-1-9834455-4-5 (ARC)

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

MY REVIEW:

Russian involvement in fighting against Hitler’s fascist regime is a topic that is often overlooked by North American authors. This is a travesty. We hear and read about the U.S. involvement in the war often through both Fiction and Non-fiction. Why is Russia so often overlooked? Is it because in the years since WWII Russia had been consistently seen as the ‘bad guy?’

Whatever the reason, I was very glad to read this book and to learn about Russia and especially about its female fighter pilots.

I enjoyed the story of how one young girl follows her dreams in Communist Russia despite the many roadblocks and obstacles placed in her path which Aelya must overcome.

Aeyla’s progression from naive young girl to hardened fighter pilot is an interesting part of the story.

At the beginning, Aeyla’s believes all the Communist propaganda she has been taught her whole life.

The author has done an incredible job of humanizing people whom history deems as evil. For example, The German fighter pilot that is captured and questioned.

Author D.L. Jung has also used this wonderfully written work of fiction as a tool to inform his readers about the horrors of war.

Action packed and full of interesting characters and set in a time in history where emotions often overruled good sense, SPARROW SQUADRON is a MUST READ novel, not only for Young Adults but also for everyone else. I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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About the Author

DL Jung has been an enthusiastic student of history since grade school, when he spent lazy afternoons flipping through an old Encyclopedia Britannica set. He enjoys blogging about history and writing historical fiction. He also writes fantasy and horror fiction as Darius Jung.

Jung is married, with two children, and lives in Toronto, Canada. They are lucky enough to spend part of the time in New Zealand. Outside of writing, he has tried stints as an industrial engineer, a film and TV script supervisor, an IT consultant, a professional game show contestant, and a grossly under-qualified business wear model. Sparrow Squadron is his debut novel.

Jung is married, with two children, and lives in Toronto, Canada. They are lucky enough to spend part of the time in New Zealand. Outside of writing, he has tried stints as an industrial engineer, a film and TV script supervisor, an IT consultant, a professional game show contestant, and a grossly under-qualified business wear model. Sparrow Squadron is his debut novel.

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March 5th

Booked http://BookedLQ.wordpress.com Review

The Reading Life http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife Promo Post

Katie’s Stories https://kjhstories.blogspot.com/ Promo PPos

March 6
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Amie’s Book Reviews
The Avid Reader

March 7th
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March 8th

Reading for the Stars and Moon
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March 9th

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Adventures thru Wonderland http://adventuresthruwonderland.blogspot.com/ Review

March 12th
For The Love Of The Page https://fortheloveofthepageblog.wordpress.com/ Review

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NewbookcatsREADS www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com RRevie
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For The Love Of The Page https://fortheloveofthepageblog.wordpress.com/ Review

Indie Wish List https://indiewishlist.weebly.com/ Promo Post

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NewbookcatsREADS www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com RRevie
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Off the Margin http://themarginlooksblank.wordpress.com Review

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Blog Tour Schedule –

March 5th

Booked http://BookedLQ.wordpress.com Review

The Reading Life http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife Promo Post

Katie’s Stories https://kjhstories.blogspot.com/ Promo PPos

March 6
Bibliobibuli YA

YOU ARE HERE:

Amie’s Book Reviews
The Avid Reader

March 7th
Wishful Endings
Camillea Reads

March 8th

Reading for the Stars and Moon
fundinmental

March 9th

YA/NA Book Divas http://www.yabookdivas.comPromo Post

Adventures thru Wonderland http://adventuresthruwonderland.blogspot.com/ Review

March 12th
For The Love Of The Page https://fortheloveofthepageblog.wordpress.com/ Review

Indie Wish List https://indiewishlist.weebly.com/ Promo Post

March 13th
NewbookcatsREADS www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com RRevie
This and That Book Blog http://thisandthatbookblog.blogspot.com Promo Post

March 14th
Bitches n Prose https://bitchesnprose.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

eview

March 12th
For The Love Of The Page https://fortheloveofthepageblog.wordpress.com/ Review

Indie Wish List https://indiewishlist.weebly.com/ Promo Post

March 13th
NewbookcatsREADS www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com RRevie
This and That Book Blog http://thisandthatbookblog.blogspot.com Promo Post

March 14th
Bitches n Prose https://bitchesnprose.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

Blushing Bibliophile http://blushingbibliophile.wix.com/blog Review

March 15th

Lukten av trykksverte https://luktenavtrykksverte.blogspot.no Review

Afire Pages www.afirepages.wordpress.com Promo Post

March 16th
La libreria di Beppe http://libreriabeppe.blogspot.it/ Promo Post

Off the Margin http://themarginlooksblank.wordpress.com Review

forthenovellovers https://forthenovellovers.wordpress.com/ Review


Blog Tour Schedule –

March 5th

Booked http://BookedLQ.wordpress.com Review

The Reading Life http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife Promo Post

Katie’s Stories https://kjhstories.blogspot.com/ Promo PPos

March 6
Bibliobibuli YA

YOU ARE HERE:

Amie’s Book Reviews
The Avid Reader

March 7th
Wishful Endings
Camillea Reads

March 8th

Reading for the Stars and Moon
fundinmental

March 9th

YA/NA Book Divas http://www.yabookdivas.comPromo Post

Adventures thru Wonderland http://adventuresthruwonderland.blogspot.com/ Review

March 12th
For The Love Of The Page https://fortheloveofthepageblog.wordpress.com/ Review

Indie Wish List https://indiewishlist.weebly.com/ Promo Post

March 13th
NewbookcatsREADS www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com RRevie
This and That Book Blog http://thisandthatbookblog.blogspot.com Promo Post

March 14th
Bitches n Prose https://bitchesnprose.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

eviewMarch 12th
For The Love Of The Page https://fortheloveofthepageblog.wordpress.com/ Review

Indie Wish List https://indiewishlist.weebly.com/ Promo Post

March 13th
NewbookcatsREADS www.newbookcatsreads.blogspot.com RRevie
This and That Book Blog http://thisandthatbookblog.blogspot.com Promo Post

March 14th
Bitches n Prose https://bitchesnprose.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

Blushing Bibliophile http://blushingbibliophile.wix.com/blog Review

March 15th

Lukten av trykksverte https://luktenavtrykksverte.blogspot.no Review

Afire Pages www.afirepages.wordpress.com Promo Post

March 16th
La libreria di Beppe http://libreriabeppe.blogspot.it/ Promo Post

Off the Margin http://themarginlooksblank.wordpress.com Review

forthenovellovers https://forthenovellovers.wordpress.com/ Review

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5 thoughts on “SPARROW SQUADRON BOOK BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

  1. Wow, I’m so happy you enjoyed my novel and that learned a bit about a forgotten chapter of history. Thanks so much for the wonderful review and spreading the word!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mary,
      I highly recommend this book. I am 45 years old and I consider myself to be very intelligent and definitely well-read, but I learned things from this book I had been ignorant of before.
      I also love the fact that this author chose to write from the point of view of a young, bright and strong woman.
      It is always nice to find books with strong female characters. Aeyla starts out a bit timid and very much naive, but readers get a chance to grow alongside her.
      I hope you give this book a chance, and if you do, please come back here to my blog and let me know what you thought.

      Liked by 1 person

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