Standalone Sunday | #2

Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan @ Bookslayer Reads where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!


Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.

Yet not all promises can be kept.

Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.

Ohhh.. this book. If you’re in the mood to cry your eyes out THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. This was the first book that I’ve read by Sepetys and it immediately put her on my small list of favorite authors. She has this way of making you feel like you’re there, which is terrifying considering what position her characters are in during this book. If you would like to take a look at my review, click here.

Have ya’ll read this book or any from this author? Let me know how you liked it!


10 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday | #2

  1. I featured this book for my second (I think) Standalone Sunday post! I loved this book too!! It’s the only book I’ve read by the author, but I’m hoping to get to Between Shades of Gray soon. Have you read that one yet?

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      1. That’s good to hear! This was a group read for one of my Goodreads groups and I probably wouldn’t have picked it up if it weren’t for that… so I’m glad I did!!

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