Review: Prisoner Of Night & Fog

Jul •  10 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Prisoner Of Night & FogPrisoner Of Night & Fog by Anne Blankman
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 22nd 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Historical/Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.

I have to admit that when I started this book I thought I was reading a paranormal book, but nothing like this. So when I read the first chapter imagine my surprise when my eyes widen and fell deeper into the story.

Plot: In short, this story takes place during the time of Adolf Hitler. Even though the story is very good there are some parts of the story that just made my heart break. The plot is awesome. There is much vivid detail of the time-period, characters as well as the oppression the people went through.

Hilter: One thing the author did create is the image of Hilter that you can’t help but find interesting. At first you see him as nice, caring person. He only wanted what was best for people and then slowly over the course of each chapter, he became darker and darker. It begins with small things, like him being stern, correcting the wrong. Then he just got… well evil. I love that the main character Gretchen at first she admired this guy. She followed him everywhere thinking that he will side with her. Only time will tell what he was really like. By the end of the story I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to finish cause I felt so nervous and…scared for myself and Gretchen.

Ending: The ending just leaves the reader wanting more. I mean, c’mon. Things can’t happen and then it be over. I would love to read the next book and see what happens with Gretchen. I can only imagine with that ending what Gretchen will face next. Unlocking the secrets of her past has given Gretchen this new found strength to do much.

If you are into stories based on real history, give this book a try. It is amazing in giving the reader a real but fiction story of what happen during those times. Prisoner Of Night & Fog is amazing.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Interesting take. I’m not sure about that ending. Hm… might wait for that next book before I dive in. Great review!

  2. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Jul 13, 2014

    I started reading this and then stopped. I think that I will like it, but at the time I couldn’t really get into it. I do want to get back to it soon though. Great review!!