Wolf by Wolf

Wolf by Wolf

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316405126
0316405124
Branch Call Number: YA GRAUDIN
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_EricaS Jun 06, 2019

"Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them -- made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same. Her story begins on a train." So begins this alternat... Read More »


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LPL_EricaS Jun 06, 2019

"Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them -- made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same. Her story begins on a train." So begins this alternative history whirlwind of a book featuring a world where Hitler won WWII and his power has bleed throughout the region. This tattooed girl has the power and unique gifts needed to get close enough to Hitler to assassinate him. She just has to beat the best motorcyclists in a race across Africa, Europe, and Japan to win the honor of attending the Victor's Ball in order to engage her target. This book is beyond a page turner and you won't be disappointed with the characters, world building, and extreme action.

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selenium_dove_3
Sep 18, 2018

This book I read while camping, and the firelight's shifting hues made the book seem like nothing short of a marvel. Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous prose (honestly reading the author's writing made me feel like I was being spoiled), and heartbreaking, utterly painful (yet all too true) plot. This book is the perfect shuttersnap, capturing fragile moments of beauty in an ugly, ugly world.

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dlh1
Feb 08, 2018

I'm glad that I read this book after the sequel had been written, because the ending really would have left me hanging. Now, I don't have to wait for 2 years to read the continuation of the story. It was an engaging book, but didn't live up to the glowing reviews for me.

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ravengirls
Jan 28, 2018

One of the best YA books I've ever read. The female protagonist is a huge bad-ass, i would read any book with her as the main character. The author does a great job at letting the words flow, there was never a slow part. This book deserves more appreciation.

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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.

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.

ArapahoeBridget 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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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Jun 19, 2018

Coarse Language: 3 or 4 of B*tch 1 of ass Occasional swears in German.

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