Title: Front Lines
Author: Michael Grant
Series: Soldier Girl, book 1
Quick Rating: 3.5 stars
This is an audiobook review, so it’s a little different. To be perfectly honest, it lost me toward the middle. I loved the characters and the writing, but there was a little too much of a lull right at 2/3 of the book that made me switch back to listening to Hamilton and Panic! at the Disco. Other than that, it was great- and usually I don’t like World-War-set novels. The action scenes were realistic, the relationships fraught and intense, and overall the interactions between characters was what really made Front Lines a fulfilling read. This alternate history, while at times gruesome, was really an intriguing look at something that may have been very possible, and I look forward to seeing what comes next for our soldier girls.
Overall, I really liked Front Lines, even though it slowed down a lot toward the middle and the trek, trek, trekking through the deserts of Africa. I definitely will be picking up the next installment, and I will give it a 3.5 out of 5, which would be higher, I think, if I had read it myself instead of pushing through the many hours of audio.
This minimalist minty cupcake inspired by the after-dinner drink will go perfectly with the feel of the spartan Army boot camp and their lack of provisions. But the rich chocolate will take you back home, just like the girls thinking about their journeys to the war. Fly high with this recipe from Flour Arrangements, a low-key baking blog that you’ll really enjoy. This recipe does call for some alcohol, so prepare accordingly, and if that doesn’t work for you, check out this Andes Mint Chocolate recipe by Jen at Baked by an Introvert.
Stay tuned for more bookycake collisions!