Wolf by Wolf

Wolf by Wolf

Book - 2015
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"The first book in a duology about an alternate version of 1956 where the Axis powers won WWII, and hold an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents to commemorate their victory"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Little Brown & Co 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316405126
Characteristics: 379 p. ; 22 cm.


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Feb 08, 2018

I'm glad that I read this book after the sequel had been written, because the ending really would have left me hanging. Now, I don't have to wait for 2 years to read the continuation of the story. It was an engaging book, but didn't live up to the glowing reviews for me.

Jan 28, 2018

One of the best YA books I've ever read. The female protagonist is a huge bad-ass, i would read any book with her as the main character. The author does a great job at letting the words flow, there was never a slow part. This book deserves more appreciation.

PinesandPrejudice Sep 15, 2017

This is one of the coolest books I have ever read. Alternative history with a sci-fi flare and a badass female heroine. What's not to love? It was a unique fantastic read. I found it a little predictable but I went through the whole emotional roller coaster with Yael and her journey. The descriptions of the past and her survival were heartbreaking. Also the relationships and the sense of identity in the story was great. I am really excited for the second one.

Jun 16, 2017

In this revised history it is 1956 and Germany won World War II. Hitler is still in power and reigns over Europe. Yael, a jew, was a death camp prisoner experimented on by scientists and now able to shape shift. She uses her abilities to help the resistance. Impersonating another German girl, Yael enters a cross continent motorcycle race where if she wins, she will have an opportunity to assassinate Hitler.

This was a wonderful book. In the beginning it was tough to understand and get into Yael's world and her story. Graudin is an impressive storyteller, but you must stick with it. The character development is well done, and the pacing is quite fast once you get on the road. I really enjoyed this book.

KimberlyReads Dec 23, 2016

Fast-paced high stakes action. Yael's painful history and commitment to the mission make Wolf by Wolf not just another adventure story though. Great characters and strong emotion mean it'll stay with you long after the last page.

AL_BRIDGET Aug 23, 2016

Beautifully written, this is book is dark and angry and hopeful and fast paced without sacrificing on excellent characterization. Yael was fascinating, there's hints of mystery and plenty of suspense, and even a very few wonderful moments of girl friendship. I'd definitely recommend this if you enjoy alternate histories, dynamic and fierce girl characters, or epic racing stories.

Jul 22, 2016

I thought this story had a very interesting concept about skin shifting and Hitler.

Jul 19, 2016

This book is very intense and well written. Thanks to a Nazi concentration camp experiment, 17 year old Yael is able to shapeshift. Because of this, she gets a mission to kill Hitler. She enters a race she must win in order to dance with Hitler, so she can then kill him.

There are so many plots twists during the race as this book goes present to past, and it is a perfect page turner, as I read very quickly!

Jul 05, 2016

This was on the staff picks (by Samantha). By just reading the description on the back I would probably not have picked it up, though. It is so much better than you can imagine! The book reveals the darkness of a fictional society post WWII with an incredible story. Very well written!

Jun 15, 2016

I absolutely loved this book. It was packed full of interesting plot twists, amazing imagination, and complicated characters. The way it went back and forth from present to past was extremely well done, and not hard to follow. The use of the wolf tattoos had excellent meaning and symbolism. Yael was a badass heroine, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her life. The story itself was incredible, the retelling of an almost parallel universe done wonderfully, keeping facts and fiction balanced. The sci-fi element of shape shifting was unexpected and welcomed, and made her seem like even more of a heroine. I can't wait for the next book in the series and I hope that they are as good as this one!

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