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The Darkest Hour

Caroline Tung Richmond

Hardcover

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My name is Lucie Blaise.I am sixteen years old.I have many aliases, but I am none of the girls you see.What I am is the newest recruit of Covert Ops.And we are here to take down Hitler.After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations--a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets.My current mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it. But the deeper I investigate, the more danger I'm in. Because the fate of the free world hangs in the balance, and trusting the wrong person could cause millions of lives to be lost. Including my own.


Praise For The Darkest Hour

Praise for The Darkest Hour"Rife with action and intrigue, this work explores a little-known history of women in World War II. The novel passes the Bechdel test with flying colors . . ." --School Library Journal"Thrills, action, and the moral certainty of fighting Nazis drive this thriller." --Kirkus ReviewsPraise for The Only Thing to Fear"Richmond makes an impressive debut with this alternate history . . . She twists history and throws in creative exploitation of superpowers to deliver a fast-paced adventure." --Publishers Weekly "Reminiscent of series like The Hunger Game and Divergent, but the alternative-history angle adds a spark of its own." --Booklist"An outstanding debut that will thrill readers of all ages."--SciFiPulse.net"The Only Thing to Fear can be summed up in two words: realistically frightening . . . This heart-stopping novel goes to the extremes of what could have been and what may have been done." --TeenReads.com"The plot is fast-paced and will appeal to both historical fiction and science fiction readers." --Library Media Connection

Praise for The Darkest Hour"Rife with action and intrigue, this work explores a little-known history of women in World War II. The novel passes the Bechdel test with flying colors . . ." --School Library Journal"Thrills, action, and the moral certainty of fighting Nazis drive this thriller." --Kirkus ReviewsPraise for The Only Thing to Fear"Richmond makes an impressive debut with this alternate history . . . She twists history and throws in creative exploitation of superpowers to deliver a fast-paced adventure." --Publishers Weekly "Reminiscent of series like The Hunger Game and Divergent, but the alternative-history angle adds a spark of its own." --Booklist"An outstanding debut that will thrill readers of all ages."--SciFiPulse.net"The Only Thing to Fear can be summed up in two words: realistically frightening . . . This heart-stopping novel goes to the extremes of what could have been and what may have been done." --TeenReads.com"The plot is fast-paced and will appeal to both historical fiction and science fiction readers." --Library Media Connection

Scholastic Press, 9780545801270, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2016



About the Author

Caroline Tung Richmond is the author of the alternative history novels The Only Thing to Fear and Live in Infamy, as well as the historical fiction novel The Darkest Hour. She’s also the program director of We Need Diverse Books, a nonprofit that seeks to create a world where all children can find themselves on the pages of a book.

A self-proclaimed history nerd and cookie connoisseur, Caroline lives in Maryland with her family and her dog, Otto von Bismarck—named for the German chancellor (naturally). You can find out more about at her at carolinetrichmond.com.