Blood For Blood by Ryan GraudinBlood For Blood by Ryan Graudin

Blood For Blood

byRyan Graudin

Hardcover | November 1, 2016

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"Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel."--Laini Taylor,New York Timesbestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, onWolf by Wolf
The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin'sWolf by Wolf.
There would be blood.Blood for blood.Blood to pay.An entire world of it.
For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.
Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: The world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.
But in the midst of the chaos, Yael's past and future collide when she comes face-to-face with a ghost from her past, and a spark with a fellow rider begins to grow into something more. Dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all--how far can you go for the ones you love?
This gripping, thought-provoking conclusion toWolf by Wolfwill grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.
Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, SC with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing, and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. She is the author ofThe Walled City, Wolf by Wolf,andBlood for Blood. You can visit her online at ryangraudin.com.
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Title:Blood For BloodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1.38 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316405159

ISBN - 13:9780316405157

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm so angry... but I love it loved the first one, the sequel did not disappoint. some characters were developed in ways i did not like- but the development was good and genuine. this is one of those books that I can't decide if i love or hate the ending, not because the ending is bad but because I love the characters so much I would hope for everything to be neat and tidy and perfect for them. I love these books so much.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Novels, Both Of Them My review is simply this: outstanding work. Graudin truly impressed me with Wolf By Wolf, but she blew her previous novel out of the ballpark with its sequel. It's not a thrill ride, because some events are very difficult to read about, but it is a very intense, action-packed novel, that will most certainly keep you on the edge of your seat. Five beautiful, tragic stars. Recommended to all, as I think these books are two that every reader should read at least once in their lifetime.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sequel I personally enjoyed this book even more than the first. I loved how we got deeper into the the resistance and the character development was great. I'm also glad that all the questions I was left with at the end of Wolf by Wolf were answered. Overall, I really enjoyed this book even though it kind of broke my heart. A fitting conclusion to the series.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ending was awesome I felt that I loved this sequel rather than the first book but I think the first book was better. Does that make sense? It was definitely action packed but it was quite slow at times. But I loved the three main characters and they all connected with me in their own way, especially Luka. He's my favourite character by the end of the book, you'll know why. Loved the duology.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! Blood For Blood was phenomenal! Graudin's writing is beautiful, and this novel did not disappoint. She expertly weaved history with fiction, without boring her readers. The pace of this novel is just as smooth as Wolf by Wolf and the character development was perfect. I can't wait to read more from her
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from There is no words to describe how epically awesome Blood For Blood is! Ryan Graudin knows how to immerse a reader into a world so perfectly woven and realistic and then plunges a knife into your heart and twists it with every turn the novel makes. Blood For Blood continues where Wolf By Wolf left off. Though there is some differences in the sequel (i.e. Yael's compassion and trust being one of the main differences), it doesn't take you off track with where this duology is heading. Having read, adored, and passed with flying colours every single History course I have ever taken, I knew that these books were going to either be a major hit or miss in my eyes. Thankfully, it was a major hit. Ryan Graudin took actual facts about WWII - especially pertaining to Germany's perspective - and packed it all together with a mix of fantasy. Graudin did justice to the religious individuals and the groups of people that were taken by Germany during the war by portraying what they went through and not portraying it lightly but in fact realistically - malnutrition, starvation, experimentation, child-labour, gassing chambers, etc. The story is told from three different perspectives - Yael, Felix, and Luka. All three points of view were unique and creatively written. It did feel a little unnecessary to read from Felix' and Luka's POV, especially since both characters didn't have the same amount of charisma or intrigue as Yael's chapters. However, the amount of suspense, drama, and betrayal definitely made up for the lack of intrigue in some of the chapters (most of which were in Felix and Luca's POV). I am happy that I picked this series up and got to experience the wondrous world that Graudin created. I definitely recommend you check these books out, if you haven't already, cause they are seriously amazing to read.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! A stunning sequel and conclusion to Wolf by Wolf. Lives up to the greatness of the first book and adds even more. One of the best books I've read this year.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting historical fiction/ dystopia This title was a good combination of historical fiction and dystopia unlike others I have read. There was enough historical fact and truth throughout the plot to make the story believable even in an imagined future where Hitler won WWII. I enjoyed reading this portrayal of what life would have been like with the addition of skinshifters that are the products of experimental medical testing done by the Nazis. I found the writing style to be a bit cumbersome throughout the middle section where there was a lot of description into the previous story, each character's history, and general setting descriptions. Important as these elements are, I found them to overwhelm the actual plot and slowed down the action considerably. Fans of Graudin's writing style will be sure to love the second installment in this series!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even better than the first one When reading a sequel, I usually fear that the installment will lose the spark it had in the first one which then ruins the entire series. For those who are like me, you have nothing to fear. I actually liked the second installment a lot more. It starts exactly where the last one finished, and we are instantaneously thrown into a fast pace chase with never ending action. There's a lot more character growth, and we learn a lot more about the characters that seemed only secondary in the first book.The writing style is a bit different; the jump in time are still present but shown through different perspectives. I did like the change of perspective for the main characters because it gave a deeper insight on their thoughts about certain situations. However, sometimes the change of perspective seemed too short, and when other perspectives were added on from secondary characters, you do lose the momentum for a bit. Otherwise, it was a great book with a unique storyline, good twists and memorable characters.
Date published: 2016-08-23

Editorial Reviews

"With this complex and well-crafted mix of action, emotion, and alternate history, Graudin provides something new and notable for readers of historical and dystopian fiction."
-The Bulletin