This World War II inspired novel interweaves the lives of sixteen-year-old Alice and her late grandmother Adalyn. At the heart of this story is a young girl living in Nazi-occupied Paris and her resilience and strength in a time of an unfathomable crisis.
"A quick read that history lovers will easily devour."—Teen Vogue
"Get ready to be transported to Paris in Taylor's incredible debut novel."—Seventeen, Editor's Choice
Code Name Verity meets Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution in this gripping debut novel, now in paperback with a teaser to Jordyn Taylor's next fast-paced historical YA novel, Don't Breathe a Word
Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn’t there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years.
Alice is determined to find out why the apartment was abandoned and why her grandmother never once mentioned the family she left behind when she moved to America after World War II. With the help of Paul, a charming Parisian student, she sets out to uncover the truth. However, the more time she spends digging through the mysteries of the past, the more she realizes there are secrets in the present that her family is still refusing to talk about.
Sixteen-year-old Adalyn doesn’t recognize Paris anymore. Everywhere she looks, there are Nazis, and every day brings a new horror of life under the Occupation. When she meets Luc, the dashing and enigmatic leader of a resistance group, Adalyn feels she finally has a chance to fight back.
But keeping up the appearance of being a much-admired socialite while working to undermine the Nazis is more complicated than she could have imagined. As the war goes on, Adalyn finds herself having to make more and more compromises—to her safety, to her reputation, and to her relationships with the people she loves the most.
When it comes to historical fiction, there’s one moment in history that seems to capture the pens of writers more frequently than others. Our shelves are packed full of books that take place during or around World War II, and I know that there’s so many that it might seem overwhelming. If you’re looking for […]