Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this fast-paced novel from the author of The Walled City.
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?
Usually I don’t like to pick books so far from their publication date, but I’m in a mood for historical fiction, especially alternate historical fiction, so here’s WOLF BY WOLF. I really enjoy alternate historical fiction, since I love seeing how other people think history could have gone. In this case, what could have happened if the Allies didn’t win the war. Also, Yael’s quest sounds awesome, and medical experimentation leading to skinshifting? Okay, I’m also curious as to what skinshifting is! I’m guessing something wolfish…
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