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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, on Wolf by Wolf
The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf.
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?
A gripping, thought-provoking conclusion to Wolf by Wolf that will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists. This paperback edition also includes Iron to Iron, a Wolf by Wolf series novella, in its entirety!
About the Author
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 of The Walled City, Wolf by Wolf, and Blood for Blood.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
pooled ink Reviews: There are only two books in this series. It’s but a duology and yet that is all that is needed. No moment is wasted, no moment is cramped. The plot kicks off and races with heavy fear and new strengths from start to finish. I think I may have enjoyed this book even better than the first one, although the ending really hurt. I should have expected it, and a part of me did, but…what can I say? I’m a sucker for happy endings and I’m easily upset when they don’t come to fruition. BLOOD FOR BLOOD is a final battlecry in this surprising duology. It’s a historical sci-fi like no other. It takes a moment in history that is so horrifying and painful and manages not only to maintain its truths and depths but to also craft together an intricate and intriguing What if? Burning with three young lives forever entwined, choices are made and blood is the call. Prepare for anger, grief, elation, disbelief, and an entire slew of messy uncomfortable emotions. Because while the characters make it uncomfortably personal, the foundations are all true and when you strip away the fiction all you’re left with is the raw truths of what humanity has been, is, and persists on being. **Read the full review on Wordpress: Pooled Ink
Action packed and suspenseful, Ryan Graudin’s latest novel, Blood for Blood, starts with a bang and never lets up. It’s set following WW II in a mid-1950’s alternate reality where the Axis powers prevailed and Hitler and Germania rule a good portion of the world. This is the story of Yael and how she and her fellow Resistance fighters take on the Third Reich. Filled with emotion, running all the way from horror and betrayal to love and loss, Yael literally wears hers on her arm in the form of tattoos. It’s a real nail-biter as the characters go from one life threatening situation to the next. It makes you think about the choices one makes and the consequences of those choices. This is the sequel to, Wolf by Wolf, but it easily stands on its own. In fact after reading this one, you’ll probably want to go back and read the first book.
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin Book Two of the Wolf by Wolf series Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication Date: November 1, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC obtained via trade Summary (from Goodreads): 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 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 sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists. What I Liked: ***Potential spoilers for Wolf by Wolf (but not Blood for Blood)!*** I had a feeling that this one would be wonderful, but I also had a feeling that it would hurt. And I was right on both counts. Blood for Blood is a stunning follow-up to Wolf by Wolf, being just as intense and engaging as its predecessor. I know I'll be thinking about this series for a long time. Blood for Blood begins exactly where Wolf by Wolf left off. Yael is running for her life, and Luka, who stepped out of the ballroom, follows her. He sees her change faces, and confronts her. She agrees to let him come with her. They are captured again... and again... but they find their way to an old friend of Yael's. Now Yael must try to do what she did at the end of Wolf by Wolf again - once and for all. Luka must make a decision on his loyalties. Felix must decide what is most important to him. No matter the choices, blood will be spilled - blood for blood. A potential problem that I ran into was not recalling details from Wolf by Wolf. I very clearly remembered the ending, but certain names escaped. But Graudin does a really great job of bringing readers back into this alternate historical world, into the story of Yael and Luka and Felix and Hitler. In fact, there is a different element to this book - there are "before" passages, featuring a snippet of Luka, Yael, and Felix's life. Each snippet is at the same time (i.e. what Luka was doing on Christmas Day, and Yael, and Felix). These "blasts from the past" were very informative, and made me understand each character (but especially Luka more). And they helped me recall details from book one. These "before" passages only occurred three or four times in the book, so not too many, but not too few. As with the first book, Graudin's writing is excellent. The world-building is very well-written too. You can imagine how difficult it must have been, to craft an alternate historical world, based on enough truths to make it historical, but enough fictitious elements to make it alternate. This book is told from Yael's POV, as well as Felix's and Luka's, each in third person. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)