Wolf By Wolf: One Girl?s Mission To Win A Race And Kill Hitler

Paperback | October 4, 2016

byRyan Graudin

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"Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel." --Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy
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 combined 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 ofThe Walled Citycomes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.

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"Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel." --Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogyHer 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 ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316405086

ISBN - 13:9780316405089

Customer Reviews of Wolf By Wolf: One Girl?s Mission To Win A Race And Kill Hitler

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from SO GOOD There was never a dull moment in this book! To me it was a unique, refreshing read compared to other books (that I have read, at least). Sometimes books that are completely focused on one single "journey" or "adventure" can sort of tire me out in a sense, and I find they lack other elements such as character development. Luckily Wolf by Wolf focuses quite a bit on Yael's emotional backstory which helped add to the complexity of the novel. The only thing I wasn't too impressed by was the writing style. That being said, Wolf by Wolf's intriguing concept was very well executed and I highly recommend reading it if you are at all interested.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hype Well Deserved This book exceeded my expectations. Within the first 30 pages the plot of the novel is laid out and the suspense has only just started. The writing was beautiful, and the plot was expertly executed. From the first page this book will hook you in until the end. Must read!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED IT I borrowed this from my school library and I just finished the book and all I can say is WOAH. Did not expect that ending even though I probably should have thought of it. It's a good start to the new year. LOVED IT.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A For the Lover of Books Review Number of pages: 400 Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1 Rating (out of five stars): 4 I had wanted to read Wolf by Wolf for a while, but when I found out the author was coming to Canada last year, it finally spurred me to pick it up in order to get it signed. After finally finishing it, I am so glad I did just that. Wolf by Wolf is an extremely fast-paced novel. The pages fly by in such a way that one minute you’re on chapter 3, and the next thing you know you’re suddenly on chapter 18 and it has been an hour. I can’t remember the last time a book flew by like that for me. While I was reading Wolf by Wolf, I could not shake the feeling that something was not right with the writing. There were haphazard flowery simile and brackets everywhere. Then I thought about it for a few minutes and it hit me. This book feels like it was genuinely written by a teenager. That may seem like a bad thing, but I find it to be incredibly interesting and unique. I love beautiful writing as much as the next person, but I find most first person YA books are written in such a way that it is clearly not a teenager telling the story, which ends up breaking the magic that truly sucks you into the story. Yael is a hard character to attach to on an emotional level. I get why, and frankly she should be hard to connect to, but half the reading experience for me is having an emotional connection to the characters. In my mind I knew she was not going to die, and I knew she would not fail, so I didn’t need to be concerned for her safety. Overall, Wolf by Wolf was a face-paced and unique read, earning it 4 stars out
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS A adrenaline rush of a book that's an action-packed look into a scary alternate world that could have been our own. The history nerd in me loves this.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uniqie and Compelling Based on the what ifs from our own history, Graudin creates a world where Adolf Hitler won Word War II, and experiments are being done on death camp prisoners. To commemorate their victory, teenagers from Hitler Youth compete in the Great Race - a motorcycle race from Berlin to Japan. Yael, a skinshifter who survived the experiments, is assigned to impersonate Adele, a past victor, win the race and kill Adolf Hitler at the Victor's Ball in hopes of starting a revolution that will end Hitler's reign. Her task becomes more complex when Adele's brother and her past love interest show up at the race. Despite the many movies, shows and books on Word War II, the storyline remains original and compelling. Since it is a speculative dystopian world, we can relate to it a lot more easily because it could have easily been our world if things had gone differently. It is a fast paced novel packed with action and adventure. Yael is a strong female character who has lost her sense of identity due to the experiments, and while she tries to win the race, she also tries to cope with the past and who she is. I am usually not a huge fan of jumping back and forth in time, but it was properly introduced and integrated into the story by connecting it to the wolves on her arm. The only thing I did not like was that the author tends to repeat words for emphasis, but honestly, once you get past that, it was an enjoyable read and I would recommend you give it a shot.
Date published: 2016-08-23

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"Give this to fans of espionage novels, and strong female protagonists; some dystopian fans may even take to the resistance storyline."-School Library Connection