Wolf By Wolf by Ryan GraudinWolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Wolf By Wolf

byRyan Graudin

Hardcover | March 6, 2017

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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 ofThe Walled Citycomes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.
Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy writing and spending time with her husband and wolf dog. She is also the author of the All That Glows series,The Walled City, andWolf by Wolf.
Title:Wolf By WolfFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316405124

ISBN - 13:9780316405126


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book of Year This was such an incredible book, and easily one of my favourites this year. The story captivates from the first sentence and holds you until the end. The writing was beautiful, and the plot was unlike any other. Read this book!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from #plumpoints i thought the book was a bit slow at first, but it picked its pace after the second half. overall a good read
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I don't know why this duology doesn't get more hype. It's fantastic! It has suspense, action, romance, a freaking motorcycle race. What else could you possibly want? An amazing and unique historical backdrop? IT"S GOT THAT TOO. Pick this book up now. You won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! Absolutely loved it and am loving the sequel. Great strong female characters, interesting plot, a hint of sci fi... so many good things.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An amazing book! This was a fantastic alternate history book about what might've happened if the Axis powers won WW2. The motor cycle race was so well written, interesting, and unique and one of my favourite aspects of this story. Graudin did an amazing job at crafting such complex characters. This book was also full of amazing twists and action. I highly recommend this if you're a fan of historical fiction!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard-hitting Realistic Fiction I hesitated for a long time before picking up this book, and now that I have, I'm both glad it's over, because holy crap, I wasn't expecting all the feels, and angry at the author for ending it that way. (How dare you. How dare you.) Thankfully, there's a sequel, which I will be picking up as soon as I've decided I've eaten enough Ben & Jerry's to soothe my savage soul. (Hopefully before I've eaten the entire carton.) I would recommend this book to everyone who hasn't yet read it, because it is amazing and will rip your heart out and step on it. Repeatedly. In combat boots. Go read it.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpectedly amazing I didnt think Id like this because of the idea but Im so happy I gave this book a try because it was amazing. Ryan Graudin is an amazing author
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome intro to alternate history REALLY enjoyed this. Characters are very engaging and relatable, premise is fantastic. I both love and hate the ending but I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! Such an amazing book, a must-read.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite YA Book! I've only read two books in one day, and Wolf by Wolf is one of them. The writing is absolutely addicting, and the book hooks the reader in from the beginning all the way to the end, with it's very fast-paced plot. READ THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME I read this in two days. During exam week. That should explain how much I loved this book.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this! I found this to be a very entertaining alternate history. Its a potboiler with the interesting "what if" Hitler won the war and took over and forged an alliance with Japan to become the main two superpowers in the world.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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

Editorial Reviews

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