Wolf by Wolf

Wolf by Wolf

Book - 2015
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The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The prize? 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's twin brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316405126
0316405124
9780316405119
9780316405102
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Graudin, R 100.1 2015
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 22 cm

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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.

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MelissaYAReader
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.

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Cici751
Jul 22, 2016

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

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sophiahart3
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!

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ruxandra77
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!

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H19317464
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!

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Jan 04, 2016

Cross-country motorcycle race with ultimate goal of assassinating Hitler in this alt-historical adventure (Axis won, things are bleak in Europe). Plus some skin-shifting, which was actually woven in pretty seamlessly. Loved hearing this author talk at YALLFest, and really liked this book.

It takes a lot for me to say that I don't like a book. Honestly though, this book was pretty boring. I was kinda disappointed because I really wanted to enjoy it.

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