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Wolf by Wolf: One girl’s mission to win a race and kill Hitler (utgåvan 2016)

av Ryan Graudin (Författare)

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Science Fiction. Historical Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:Her story begins on a train.
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.


But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission?


From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.

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Titel:Wolf by Wolf: One girl’s mission to win a race and kill Hitler
Författare:Ryan Graudin (Författare)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2016), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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3,5⭐

avevo già letto altro dell'autrice e lo stile mi era piaciuto
questo libro conferma la prima impressione

La Seconda Guerra Mondiale non è certo il mio argomento preferito e per quanto adesso sembri lontana mio nonno l'ha combattuta (e penso che l'ultima delle infinite volte che ho sentito nonna maledire Mussolini, e sempre per le ragioni più strane, sia stato pochi anni fa)

Questo comunque è un fantasy/finzione storica (per fortuna!!!!!)
e un YA (un buon esempio di YA) e rimane scorrevole ( )
  LLonaVahine | May 22, 2024 |
I avoided this book for the longest time, which I now regret because it was SO amazing. ( )
  jmchshannon | Dec 22, 2022 |
Books like this are the reason I signed up for book subscription boxes. I get books that had never even crossed my radar and sometimes, those books are awesome and amazing. Thank you, Uppercase Box, for one of those awesome and amazing books.

First: Genre-bending. How to describe this? It's alternate history, with a smidge of science fiction thrown in. And it's an action/adventure with racing. I'm honestly surprised a traditional publisher picked this one up. It's so far outside of traditional genre lines that I would have thought Hachette would have given it a pass only because it would have been difficult to market.

Second: The world building. Oh, the world building. I swoon. This is a world in which the Axis Powers won World War Two because a) Germany invaded Britain and b) Japan never bombed Pearl Harbor so c) the US never shook off it's isolationism and entered the war, and d) Japan instead attacked Soviet Russia forcing the country to fight a two-front war. Graudin did her research and her what-if world is grounded in historical fact. The history nerd in me was in heaven.

Third: This is just damn good storytelling. I fell into the book and didn't emerge until the last page, when I immediately ran to the computer to see if the sequel was out yet (no, dammit) because I needed more.

My one complaint about this book is that despite the first-person point-of-view, Yael is a very closed-off character to get to know. We learn her past and the tragedies and horrors she faced, but I still don't feel like I have a good handle of her character other than a drive for vengeance. Which, to be fair, is a huge part of her character. It could also be argued that she has a hard time holding onto her individuality given that she readily takes on others' identities and faces all the time. ( )
  wisemetis | Sep 16, 2022 |
Gah, ok, so this is a book that is incredibly hard to put down -- fast paced (like a bullet train is fast paced), alt-history motorcycle race and a plot to assassinate Hitler. Great main character, too, in the shifting Yael, with her spy's lack of self.

I personally found the very concept of a world where Hitler won to be so horrifying that I couldn't put that aside and enjoy the book. The underlying darkness and despair is pretty much impossible to shake, and I recognize that as fantastic writing, even as I walk away from this series. Too much for me, but don't let that stop you. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
i was both very interested and skeptical at the premise of this book. telling a story in which hitler and the nazis win ww2 is... dicey at best. especially when you add in a fantasy element. but, (i say this with the caveat that i am not jewish, and jews might have different feelings about this book) i thought it was handled well. the overall theme of the story isn't so much, "what if hitler won?" and more, "how does identity define us?" the fantasy/skin-changing elements really strengthened that. yael is a brilliant heroine and protagonist. and her journey is a compelling one. much more so than the "world that could have been".

the afterword is really what ended up leaving me satisfied, wanting more, and trusting the story in the author's hands. ( )
  banrions | Dec 7, 2021 |
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Science Fiction. Historical Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:Her story begins on a train.
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.


But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission?


From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.

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