Review: Wolf by Wolf
I received this book for free from Edelweiss, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Published by Little Brown on August 13, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Historical/Contemporary
Source: Edelweiss, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin's brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?
The idea of World War II and the reign of Hitler seems to interesting and the idea of someone writing about this era peaked my interest. I was curious to see how the author would take the story and to be honest I found it interesting.
The story follows a young girl named Yael who spending time in a death camp, is found of interest by a doctor who decides to experiment on her turning her into what Hitler would call the Aryan race. Escaping and joining a rebellion group she will soon be tasked with one mission and this is a mission where she will either die or die at another time. She must kill Hitler.
Yael I feel is a different protagonist. I feel that she is filled with this hatred but what she is missing is love. Constantly throughout this book there are times in which she has a hard time finding ways in which to complete her mission but she always pull something, but there is a regret that follows. There is Luka, who proves to be such an interesting character. I still have many ideas of the type of person he is but in the ending of this book, he proves to be quite troublesome. I am curious to see what will come of in the books to follow.
The book was good but it was a little slow for me. I am still curious to see where it will lead in the book to follow. I encourage this book for readers who love a little historical fiction with a twist. This is a book I feel you should put on your shelf but be patient with it.