Wolf by Wolf: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice: Book 1 - Wolf by Wolf (Paperback)Ryan Graudin (author)
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What would the world look like if the Nazis had won the war? Wolf by Wolf is a gripping thriller about one girl's extraordinary mission to kill Hitler.
"Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel." Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy
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 . . .
A fast-paced, clever story that will leave you breathless.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 427 g
Dimensions: 220 x 151 x 29 mm
I sat in a tube station and refused to leave until I reached the end because I couldn't bear to put it down. Wolf By Wolf throws us into the dusty path of a stunning, fast-paced and well-written journey. All I wanted to do upon finishing was tell other people about it. * The Pretty Books *
Ultimately Wolf by Wolf is a story of fierce and determined hope. Hope to survive, hope to win, hope to make a better world. It is a triumph of writing and a must read for 2015. If you loved X Men First Class, Orphan Black, The Big Lie and The Book Thief, this is the book for you. 5 Lightning bolts for this incredible book. * Mugglenet.com *
Engaging and suspenseful, this is a perfect read for history and spy buffs alike * Scotcampus *
It's harrowing and heart-rending, but at the same time the rush that surrounds every step of the race makes it an addictive read... Not once does Graudin ever lose sight of the events that inspired Wolf By Wolf though, and it's her clever command of resolve and a teenage girl's fight through her fears for a better world that makes Graudin such an unstoppable writer * SciFi Now *
High tension, epic adventure and a very feisty heroine, this would suit fans of the Hunger Games and X-Men to All The Light We Cannot See * South Wales Evening Post *
An absorbing, exciting and interesting novel with a great central character * The Bookbag *
Yael joins a long list of strong female leads - warriors, really - in young adult fiction, who prove their worth by exceeding expectations normally associated with males. Her desire for revenge is palpable and her determination well portrayed. Wolf by Wolf is as fast-paced and tense as The Hunger Games and will keep you wondering not only who will win the race, but also what their final victory will be. * The Bookseller *
Gripping, powerful and utterly addictive, Wolf by Wolf is an absolute must-read * The Guardian *
This is a smart, many-layered thriller that not only kept me right on the edge of my seat but kept me guessing right up until the final, scary, and completely unexpected twist. An alternate history, a brutal race, a secret mission, with a pinch of sci-fi to set it going - hands down to Ryan Graudin for coming up with something so entirely different. * Waterstones.com *
Ferocious and challenging * The Daily Telegraph *
Pacy, credible and raw, every page snarls at you, dragging you into the plot * Woman's Way *
Wolf by Wolf is an enthralling, adrenalin fuelled story * Weekend Australian *
Wolf by Wolf completely immerses the reader in a story they'll never forget. Filled to the brim with tension and intrigue, non-stop action and a vivid cast of characters, you'll feel every bump in the road they ride. I simply couldn't stop reading-and wherever Ryan Graudin rides next, I'll follow. -- Amie Kauffman, New York Times Bestselling author of These Broken Stars
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