Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts

New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes the gritty and powerful conclusion to the Front Line series and evokes the brutal truth of World War II: War is hell. An epic tale of historical reimagining, perfect for fans of Code Name Verity and Salt to the Sea. Courage, sacrifice, and fear have lead Rio, Frangie, and Rainy through front-line battles in North Afr New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes the gritty and powerful conclusion to the Front Line serie...

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Title:Purple Hearts
Author:Michael Grant
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Genres:Historical
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Number of Pages:576 pages pages

Purple Hearts Reviews

  • Skip
    Jun 06, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

  • Barbara
    Aug 27, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

  • Courtney
    Jul 23, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

  • Libby Grossman
    Jul 08, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    This book has been on my "to read" list since it came out having loved the first two books in the series. I'm glad to say it wasn't a disappointment. One thing that always strikes me about Michael Grant's writing is his ability to capture authentic relationships and feelings. Strand...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    I picked up, put down, checked out and returned this book at least three times. At first, I was not hooked and wanted to move on to something else. Thankfully, I grabbed it from the library once again and finished it this time. I have always been fascinated by WWII, and the idea of ...

    I?m actually very sad that this series has come to an end yet it left me with a sense of closure I hardly ever get from books now a days. I was relieved to find out Rio married Jack in the end (thanks to Rainy no doubt) and that she continued to be a badass throughout her life. Frang...

    5/5 stars As far as final books go this is one of the greatest I have read to date. I'm not going to talk much about the plot because of spoilers.  This book ripped my heart and crushed it with a hammer. I cried, I laughed, I cheered. I felt the emotions are characters were feel...

  • Shelley
    Mar 29, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

  • Brett Van Gaasbeek
    Apr 05, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    This book has been on my "to read" list since it came out having loved the first two books in the series. I'm glad to say it wasn't a disappointment. One thing that always strikes me about Michael Grant's writing is his ability to capture authentic relationships and feelings. Strand...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

  • Iain
    Mar 02, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

  • Wisty
    May 16, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

  • Hazel
    Oct 24, 2017

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

  • Erikka
    Jul 14, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 15, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

  • Katelynn
    Feb 25, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

  • Hannah
    Feb 05, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

  • Samis
    Aug 07, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    This book has been on my "to read" list since it came out having loved the first two books in the series. I'm glad to say it wasn't a disappointment. One thing that always strikes me about Michael Grant's writing is his ability to capture authentic relationships and feelings. Strand...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    I picked up, put down, checked out and returned this book at least three times. At first, I was not hooked and wanted to move on to something else. Thankfully, I grabbed it from the library once again and finished it this time. I have always been fascinated by WWII, and the idea of ...

  • Nicole Magolan
    Dec 12, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    This book has been on my "to read" list since it came out having loved the first two books in the series. I'm glad to say it wasn't a disappointment. One thing that always strikes me about Michael Grant's writing is his ability to capture authentic relationships and feelings. Strand...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    I picked up, put down, checked out and returned this book at least three times. At first, I was not hooked and wanted to move on to something else. Thankfully, I grabbed it from the library once again and finished it this time. I have always been fascinated by WWII, and the idea of ...

    I?m actually very sad that this series has come to an end yet it left me with a sense of closure I hardly ever get from books now a days. I was relieved to find out Rio married Jack in the end (thanks to Rainy no doubt) and that she continued to be a badass throughout her life. Frang...

    5/5 stars As far as final books go this is one of the greatest I have read to date. I'm not going to talk much about the plot because of spoilers.  This book ripped my heart and crushed it with a hammer. I cried, I laughed, I cheered. I felt the emotions are characters were feel...

    Purple Hearts is a harrowing read. The WWII setting comes alive through Michael Grant's gruesome descriptions and straight-forward writing style, the characters are strong, the plot's pacing is excellent. The amount of research gone into this book -- and the entire series, really --...

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Nov 07, 2017

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

  • Tanya Batchellier
    Dec 07, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    This book has been on my "to read" list since it came out having loved the first two books in the series. I'm glad to say it wasn't a disappointment. One thing that always strikes me about Michael Grant's writing is his ability to capture authentic relationships and feelings. Strand...

  • Steph
    Jul 30, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

  • Hannah
    Feb 01, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

  • Colleen
    Feb 19, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

  • Leah Orange
    Feb 27, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

  • Rebecca Politzer
    May 09, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

  • Book Gannet
    Feb 14, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

  • Maia Moore
    Feb 16, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

  • Karen Barber
    Nov 05, 2017

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

  • Lexi Beller
    Mar 14, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

  • Lily
    Nov 23, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

  • Nancy
    Feb 12, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

  • Thomas Norstein
    Jul 24, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

  • Jenn Noga
    Jul 10, 2018

    I?ve been a huge fan of this series from day one, and Purple Hearts did not disappoint. In fact, it?s probably the best ending to a trilogy I?ve ever read. THE CLOSURE WAS REAL. We got to see what the characters got up to post-war AND their obituaries so we know what they did wit...

    "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail - think of it, always." I'm not sure how to review this one. I loved these chara...

    War is hell. Grant completes his exceptionally well-researched WWII trilogy, continuing the stories of three women soldiers: Rio Richlin, Rainy Schulterman, and Frangie Marr during the deadliest year of the war. Starting with the landing in Normandy on Omaha Beach, Grant takes us throu...

    Full review to come but for now please know I am fairly sure this is my favourite series of all time. It desperately needs more attention- nothing I've ever read has come anywhere near as close to capturing the horror and futility of war as this series. These girls have my hear...

    What an ending. This book is powerful, graphic, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming all at once. Grant does a superb job. This series will stick with me for a long time. ...

    Hats off to you, Michael Grant, for writing what I hope will become a must-read trilogy for anyone. I?ve just finished this surrounded by articles in today?s press about the furore over whether or not to wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought in war. From this remoteness,...

    I'm not crying, you are. War is the devil's creation but men and women are to blame for not speaking up. #neveragain ...

    It is very rare that I find a series where each book is better than the last, and this is one of my favorites. It is also very rare that I am overcome by tears reading WWII or YA fiction due to the fact I read so much of it ... but this book grabs the reader by the throat and heart fro...

    If it was possible to award a book, indeed a series, six stars then this would have earned them. No holds barred, no glorification of war, well researched and incredible emotive. Grant's always written good books, but this series has been a step beyond anything else he's done before...

    Every book I read from this series, changed my perspective of the characters, and most of all, the war. While in Silver Stars, I felt like the characters' family, doing my best to understand what the war was like for Frangie, Rio, and Rainy, but knowing deep down that they were feeling...

    I just can?t think of a full sentence to describe this book. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Fantastic. Michael Grant you have truly outdone yourself this time! Also Jack Stafford. ...

    This was a great conclusion to the story. My only qualm was in the after the war section but it does resolve itself, I just don't believe it would have actually happened. Winner series. ...

    I can't say enough good things about this series. As a Young Adult Librarian, I am well read in the world of YA but generally, I tend to be HIST FIC averse ... especially when it has to do with WWII. But with these inescapably powerful and well developed characters (even the characters...

    This was an amazing end to the series. The author was very frank in his descriptions of the horrors of war. While not being overly graphic on the reality of the atrocities that happened during WWII, neither did he gloss over any of it. The book evoked very real tension, fear, and empat...

    This has been an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!! Mr. Grant thank you, thank you for this series!!! This last book was everything and MORE!!! Thank you for making my Summer Reanding the best. ...

    I waited until I finished the 3-book arc before I officially announced this series as my all time favorite series! Again, Michael Grant gives us a heavily researched, brilliant account of three "soldier girls" that were introduced in Front Lines, Rainy Schulterman, Rio Richlin and Fra...

    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review An epic tale of a reimagined World War II comes to an explosive end in this third and final book Purple Hearts. Michael Grant created an alternative history in which women were allowed to enter th...

    Boy, did that middle book have some serious "middle book syndrome", because this one brought me right back in to the fray. I literally didn't want to go to work at one point because, as I told my husband, "I have to get Rio and Frangie off Omaha Beach! It's D-Day, dammit. I can't aband...

    Wow just wow this Trilogy just keeps getting better. Purple hearts continues to Buck the cliches of World War II fiction. It refuses to shy away from the ugly reality of the racial climate in early 20th century America. It also gives sympathetic characters realistic and nuanced bias...

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible. This book blew me away; I don't even know where to start... I recently completed a history class that involved learning about WWII. Sure, we looked at tanks and guns and battle strategies, and sure we learned of the casualties... But to see them...

    In this final Front Lines book, the characters we?ve grown to know so well over the last two books are firmly overtaken by history. It?s 1944, the tide has turned in the war but things are far from over yet. D-Day, the Hurtgen forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the horrifying disc...

    Original review posted here * I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review * It doesn?t feel like long ago that I was first introduced to this series, and now I?ve read the final one. It?s been emotional! Rainy, Rio and Frangie are all decorated...

    I don't think I could possibly write a review that conveys how amazing this series is. From the time I started Front Lines to the final page of Purple Hearts, I was enthralled. Michael Grant's writing is beautiful, witty, heartbreaking, and bold. Perhaps the best thing about this e...

    Wow. What a series. Michael Grant did it yet again with an epic, intense, heart-wrenching story of war and the very human people involved. At this point, the three main characters already held a special place in my heart, so it was easy to get back in the swing of the story real qui...

    This book has been on my "to read" list since it came out having loved the first two books in the series. I'm glad to say it wasn't a disappointment. One thing that always strikes me about Michael Grant's writing is his ability to capture authentic relationships and feelings. Strand...

    The final installment of this trilogy was by far the fastest moving and the most interesting. From the D-Day invasion to the final days of the war (and, by extension, the narrative of the characters lives post-WWII), the book follows the continued alternative history of female soldiers...

    I picked up, put down, checked out and returned this book at least three times. At first, I was not hooked and wanted to move on to something else. Thankfully, I grabbed it from the library once again and finished it this time. I have always been fascinated by WWII, and the idea of ...

    I?m actually very sad that this series has come to an end yet it left me with a sense of closure I hardly ever get from books now a days. I was relieved to find out Rio married Jack in the end (thanks to Rainy no doubt) and that she continued to be a badass throughout her life. Frang...