Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017

Hello and happy Top Ten Tuesday, you guys! This is my first TTT in a while (it feels) so I’m kind of glad that we’re taking it super easy with this theme. While I am in a bit of a reading slump, there are still tons of books that I’m excited for — that, at least, hasn’t changed and probably won’t ever change. 😂

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Book Review: Blood for Blood – Ryan Graudin

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Title: Blood for Blood (2016)
Series: Wolf by Wolf – Book 2
Author: Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Extent: 496 pages
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Description

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?

Review

Blood for Blood is likely one of my most anticipated releases of the year — I freakin’ loved Wolf by Wolf from start to finish and that book was in fact one of my rare five-star reads. I was really, really worried that the sequel wouldn’t live up to expectations… but I’ll tell you now: it really did. This review will contain spoilers for Wolf by Wolf, so please tread with caution.

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Book Review: Wolf by Wolf – Ryan Graudin

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Title: Wolf by Wolf (2015)
Author: Ryan Graudin
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Extent: 388 pages
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Description

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?

Review

Wolf by Wolf is one of those books I would easily categorise as extremely underhyped. I picked it up as a part of the Diverse YA Book Club and probably wouldn’t have heard about it otherwise, which would have been a shame since, well, I enjoyed it immensely and am giving it five full stars. 😛

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