Disappointing Reads of 2021

Okay HELLO 😳 it has yet again been a full MONTH since my last post, and all I have to say for myself is that college is brutal. Final exams are next week, project deadlines are coming up, and to top it all off, I haven’t read anything since September.

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WOLF BY WOLF | book review

# of pages: 388

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Title: Wolf by Wolf

Author: Ryan Graudin

Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorbike race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.
Yael has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost when she was a prisoner in a brutal concentration camp. Now part of the resistance, Yael has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. But the only way to enter the race is to impersonate last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. Yael is a master of deception but there are two other competitors it may be impossible to fool – Adele’s brother, Felix, and Luka, a boy she clearly has history with.
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? The future on the world is depending on her . . .

β€œThe world is wrong. I’m just doing my part to fix it.”

I’m usually not a fan of historical fiction, and I could count the number of books from this genre that I actually liked on one hand. However, I had really high hopes for Wolf by Wolf.

The premise sounded so interesting. It follows main character Yael, a former death camp prisoner, in a world in which the Axis powers won World War II. While she was at the death camp, Yael was a human subject and had many chemicals injected in her as an experiment. Now, she has a secret. As a result of that testing, Yael is able to skinshift and change her appearance. Now, Yael is on a mission to kill Hitler. The only way she can do that is by joining a race in which the winner gets to meet him.

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