Sunday, December 21, 2014
Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) by Anne Blankman
Summary from Goodreads:
In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.
Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.
Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.
As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?
From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.
Yet another books that I put off reading (this is my second time renting it from the library) because the first chapter did not hook me. I finally finished this for the Christmas Book-Tube-a-thon.
Also another book that was wasn't horrible but it did not blow my mind, and by the end I was glad it was finished. However, I did like the main character even if I did have a hard time believing the parts with Hitler and her being a favorite of his.
But the writing saved it for me, it was so stunning, and I will be picking up more books from her.
I recommend checking this out for the plot alone, it is super interesting.
Three Stars Out of Five