Genres: Young Adult
on October 20th 2015
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, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded 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 twin’s 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 bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?
From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.
I’ve said it before, I don’t really read historical fiction. But after reading this book I’m questioning that decision. I’m sure not every historical fiction title has skinshifters but I’m really starting to warm up to the idea of reading more historical fiction, maybe.
With that being said, I’m not a big fan of reading sad and depressing books about actual events in which thousands of people die for no reason, I just get really angry. In this particular book, the main character Yael, was brought to a Nazi death camp and was pumped full of mysterious drugs that allowed her to change her eye color, skin color and hair color. Now this puts a new twist to the story because Yael can be anyone she needs to be to complete her mission. The story bounces back and forth between the past and the present, which sometimes is bothersome and confusing but I found it to be more mysterious and surprising. I really enjoyed Wolf by Wolf, I thought it had an interesting twist and I didn’t get bored! I of course, got curious about the motorcycles they used for the race so I had to look it up! Here they are.
Have you read Wolf by Wolf? If so, let’s chat!