• Title: Night Witches
  • Author: Mirren Hogan
  • ISBN: 9781988281162
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Night Witches Nadia Valinsky was a student teacher in Moscow until Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union Determined to defend her people she joins the Air Force where the famous aviator Marina Raskova is recruitin
    Nadia Valinsky was a student teacher in Moscow until Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union Determined to defend her people, she joins the Air Force where the famous aviator Marina Raskova is recruiting women for three fighting regiments After rigorous training, and in nothing than canvas and wood biplanes, Nadia and her friends are sent to the front line, where theNadia Valinsky was a student teacher in Moscow until Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union Determined to defend her people, she joins the Air Force where the famous aviator Marina Raskova is recruiting women for three fighting regiments After rigorous training, and in nothing than canvas and wood biplanes, Nadia and her friends are sent to the front line, where they ll become the legends history calls The Night Witches.

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    1. The world needs more stories about badass women who fight against the odds to join the men in fighting for their country, breaking glass ceilings, proving that they are just as capable as the men. And in World War II, the Russian Night Witches did just that. To start off, this is based on a real regiment of Russian female pilots in WWII. The Night Witches were just one of 3 divisions created specifically for them. There was a fighter division, day bombing division, and a night bombing division. [...]

    2. There is so much of history that has been rewritten or scrubbed of some truly amazing women. “The Night Witches” is the first time I’ve heard these ridiculously talented women. Not only did they volunteer to do a task that most would have balked at, (flying canvas and wooden planes into a war zone) they succeeded against so many odds. Author Mirren Hogan has given these women a voice. These women, all three divisions of them, had to face not only disdain and disapproval from the Axis forc [...]

    3. Reasonably interesting (fictional) look at the Night Witches - all-female Russian regiments in WW2 defending Russia from the German Army. However it's let down by its storytelling style - a bit hit and miss conversational / journal style. Maybe good for YA readers but I think it lacks depth to be a really good novel.

    4. I was gifted with an ARC of this novel in exchange for a fair review. It is a very solid read about a group of Russian women who sacrficed time, sleep, and their lives in order to fight against the Nazi menace during WWII. Make no mistake, they were as badass as the male fighter pilots and fought using antiquated biplanes with no parachutes, no weaponry, and little chance of survival. The Night Witches were hated and feared by the Germans and for good reason: these women were fearless.The novel [...]

    5. I received a copy of Night Witches from Netgalley. It is in a genre I adore (historical fiction- WWII) and thus gave pretty high expectations. One of my favorite WWII historical fiction books is a very similar book (Code Name Verity) so I must confess it would have been hard for this book to live up to that bar. I liked Night Witches but didn't love it. It was engaging but at the end of the day I had no problem closing the book for the night. This review offers no specifics of the book, because [...]

    6. Until I picked up this book I had never heard of the Night Witches, or known that there were 3 full regiments of Russian female pilots fighting on the Russian/German front in WWII. These women fought against the common perceptions of the time that women were not capable of operating planes or handling war. Despite discrimination at every turn, these women became a valuable part of the Russian forces and distinguished themselves in war. The title of Night Witches was given to the Night Bomber squ [...]

    7. I've always said someone should write a book about the Night Witches, and here it is! Fascinating people in real life, and just as fascinating in fiction. Well done.

    8. Night Witches is a fascinating story in the historical fiction genre. It tells the true story of three regimen of women in the Russian Air Force, regimens created just for them during WWII. The night witches flew bombing raids over German troops. I liked the characters, who were round and dynamic. Good pacing throughout and held my interest! My interest was further piqued by the storyline itself: women doing “manly” things, withstanding and overcoming derisions and obstacles of gender discri [...]

    9. This book very neatly falls into the category of historical fiction, ad given that I enjoy that genre and also learning about World War II when it takes place, I knew going in I'd be hard pressed to not enjoy it.Mirren Hogan brings us in this fictional account, a story of how the famous 588th Night Bomber Regiment came to be through the eyes of one of the young women who volunteered. It follows not just how this woman and the others would go onto prove themselves as belonging in the thick of thi [...]

    10. A quick story of one young pilot's experience with the Night Witches, the famed all-women Russian bombing regiment of World War II. I had initially read Leila's review before reading the book (view spoiler)[ /review/show(hide spoiler)] so was aware of some of the errors in geography and travel—although in the height and confusion of war, I think it might be possible for what would ordinarily be a short train ride to turn into 9 days. Improbable, perhaps, but possible.The story of the Night Wit [...]

    11. Received this book from as a giveaway. Young volunteer Russian women wanting to fight and protect their homeland join a newly fledged Air Regiment. With great enthusiasm and commitment they train to drop bombs on German positions from ancient biplanes - no armaments, no protection and no parachutes. Looked down on by the male regiments and commanders they have to prove themselves worthy everyday. All have suffered personal loss and are determined in their aspirations. They make mistakes and hav [...]

    12. I love historical fiction, and Night Witches is truer to the genre than so many books out on . Based off the women aviators in WW2, Hogan gives us strength, bravery, determination, and true cunning. Sneaking in under the cover of night in an ill-equipped plane, these women were the bane to the Germans they were bombing. This is how the earned the name "Night Witches". Hogan gives us (mostly) historically accurate details while adding fiction for an enthralling storyline. I spent a long time rese [...]

    13. The book tells the story of Nadia and her comrades in the Night Witches - a group of brave young Russian women who flew fighter planes bombing Nazi encampments. This is an incredible book that kept turning pages right until the end. It's well-written and researched and I feel it needs to be on high school curricula alongside The Book Thief.

    14. Every so often I find a war book that enthralls me, draws me, and makes me feel what I've heard a few people talk about. Mirren Hogan's Night Witches is a work of art - bloody and brutal and so very very real. Fans of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand will be well served to read this story of the normal girl from Moscow who went to fly.

    15. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC for my Kindle.I love reading historical fiction, especially about WWII. Until "Night Witches," I had never heard about Russian women who flew and navigate bomber planes against the Germans. The only problem I had was with the book was the ending was too rushed.

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