Review | Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Great once it gets into fifth gear. 4/5 stars.

Wolf by Wolf Ryan Graudin book cover

Thank you to Hachette Children’s Books, Orion Children’s Books and NetGalley for giving me an e-copy of this book in return for an honest review.

The blurb: Germania, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. 18-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has just one mission: to kill Hitler.

But first she’s got to get close enough to him to do it.

Experimented on during her time at Auschwitz, Yael has the unique ability to change her appearance at will. The only part of her which always remains are the five tattooed wolves on her arm; one for each of the people she’s lost. Using her abilities, she must transform into Adele Wolfe, Germany’s most famous female rider and winner of the legendary Axis Tour; an epic long distance motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo, where only the strongest (and wiliest) riders survive. If she can win this, she will be able to get close enough to kill the Fuhrer and change history forever.

But with other riders sabotaging her chances at every turn, Yael’s mission won’t be easy…

My take:

Wolf by Wolf is set in a twentieth century in which the Nazis won World War II and our heroine is on a mission to kill Hitler. As set-ups go, they don’t get much better than that and I’m delighted to report that once Wolf by Wolf eventually gripped me, it was a terrific read.
Continue reading…