Review: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin


Pages- 379

Genre- Historic fiction, YA

Release date- 20th October 2015

Published by- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Source from Goodreads

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, 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 in Tokyo.

Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael 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 racer, 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 grows 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?

My Review 4 stars

This is the first book in the Wolf by Wolf duology.

Yael has one mission. To kill Hitler. To do this she must get close to him to do that Yael will be someone else. Everything is at stake in this motorcycle race where she must win. Win and she can get close to Hitler and complete the mission.

I don’t know why this book took me so long to read, this book will be my second historical fiction read I will defiantly be picking up more like this. Everything was brilliant the writing style and the pace was fast. I really enjoyed the skin shifting element to this story it is unique which I enjoyed.

Yael has had a tough life with her mother she was at the concentration camp where experiments were done on her. As many died with a fever Yael did not, the experiments did something to her. Yael is now a skin shifter where she can look like anyone. When she escapes the camp she meets a boy who is just like her a run away from a concentration camp this is where she meets the resistance. Yael has now joined the resistance with the help of her skin shifting they see a chance to get revenge.

The plan is for Yael to impersonate Adele Wolfe who was the winner of the ninth Axis Tour. There are nineteen other people who all wants the same thing to win this race but of course only one can. Adele brother wasn’t expected in the race but as a late comer he doesn’t want Adele to race. He will do everything he can to stop her even if that means drugging her. I had so many questions going through my head, will Felix notice that Adele isn’t who she says she is? Will Adele spill everything that is happening?

Then we have Luka who is always there which unnerves Adele. But Yael soon realizes one thing that is Luka and Adele defiantly has something going on which no one knew about.

Yael has to deal with a lot in this race not only is her life constantly on the line, she has to learn quickly what is really happening between Luka and Adele. But also the stress of actually winning this race however there is one person that needs to go.

Overall I would highly recommend you pick up this book.

Thank you for reading.

Do you have any historical fiction recommendations?












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