The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein | Bloomsbury Blog Tour | Review

Hello guys! How are you? I hope fine!

Today is my stop in the “Enigma Game” Blog Tour and I have a review planned for you. But today I’m not the only one with a post, the Amazing Faye from @A Daydreamer’s Thoughts also has something planned for you guys. So don’t forget to check her blog post out!

I loved Code Verity, so I was excited when I found out that I’d been accepted for this blog tour. I’ve literally screamed (not even joking!). I was so happy and spoiler alert: The book did not disappoint me at all.

So now without further ado, let’s start with the review!

About the book


Windyedge Airfield, Scotland. World War II.

Louisa Adair, newly orphaned and shunned for her mixed-race heritage, has come here to the edge of the world to look after an old lady with a dark past. Jamie Beaufort-Stuart is a flight lieutenant whose squadron is posted to the airfield over winter. Ellen McEwan is a young woman held hostage by the German pilot who lands at Windyedge one wild stormy night carrying a terrible secret.

Three young people desperate to make a difference in a war that has decimated their families, friends and country. When the means to change the course of history falls into their hands, how will they use it? And when the enemy comes looking for them, who will have the courage to strike back? A thrilling story of wartime secrets, international intrigue and wild courage from the award-winning author of Code Name Verity, with three young heroes you’ll never forget.

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Title: The Enigma Game
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Genre: YA Historical
Publication Date: 14th May  2020
Page Count: 424
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Trigger Warning: War, racism, death, WWII
Version: ebook*
Pages: 352
Language: English


During the whole book we follow our three main characters, Ellen, Louisa and Jamie. It was so interesting to read the journey through their eyes. Especially how they saw each other.

While The Enigma Game didn’t emotionally touch me as the authors’ previous works did it was still incredible to read how such young people tried to figure out the Enigma Machine. (if they were successful or not is your job to figure out 😉 )

The Enigma Game tells us the story of three “outsiders” that quickly become friends and who try their best to fit in a society that doesn’t want them. I loved the writing, it was beautifully written and showed the important role the main characters played during WWII.

The story was very gripping. The only thing I didn’t like as much was the fact that the pace was very slow. Especially the beginning. I found it very hard to get into but I’m glad that I kept reading because this book is worth your time!

If you like to read historical fiction books about World War II, then you might want to give The Enigma Game a try.

If you are interested in the book you can buy it here: Amazon

About the author

Elizabeth Wein is a church bell ringer, a recreational pilot, and the owner of about a thousand maps. She grew up in England, Jamaica, and Pennsylvania, and has lived in Scotland since 2000, where she learned to fly at the Scottish Aero Club. She is best known for her historical fiction about young women as aviators in World War II, including Code Name Verity (2012), which became a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Elizabeth holds both American and British citizenship; she is married to games developer Tim Gatland and they have two grown children.


*A review copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own!

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