For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.
*I received a free advanced reader’s copy of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers at Book Con. This did not influence my review of this book in anyway. This is an honest review of the novel as I saw it. This novel will be released on November 1, 2016.*
If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Wolf by Wolf yet, do not read this review. There will be spoilers!
Wolf by Wolf pleasantly surprised me with how amazing it was therefore I went into Blood for Blood expecting to be blown away and I was not disappointed. For most of this novel I was on the edge of my seat worried about Yael and Luka, wondering what would happen in this terribly, twisted world Ryan Graudin put together, and questioning how this could all come to an end in just one book. Thankfully I had no reason to worry because Graudin tied up everything perfectly, leaving no loose ends.
Although this book was also written in the third person point of view, just as Wolf by Wolf was, Graudin gave us more insight into Luka and Felix’s lives before and after they get tangled up with Yael. It was really interesting seeing how these two boys, who were lucky enough to be born in the right skin/race, both handled their privilege and how they treated Yael. I especially loved Luka in this book and he’s now been added to my book boyfriends list.
This book was filled with twists and turns and I was honestly taken by surprise multiple times, which I loved. I was on an emotional roller coaster while reading this book and I did cry because Graudin apparently likes to rip her reader’s hearts out. But it’s fine, I’m fine. Maybe. Nope, still crying.
Anyway, if you enjoyed Wolf by Wolf as much as I did you’ll love Blood for Blood even more. I honestly can’t wait until it’s finally released so I can discuss it more deeply with you guys. Until then I’ll stop here and refrain from spoiling anything.
Definitely grab a copy of this novel as soon as it comes out. You won’t regret it!