Where can we start? This book is an action packed adventure, its very captivating and has you turning page after page. This is an historical fiction book based on a what if… What if Hitler had won the war?
[Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them- made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.
Germany, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. Seventeen-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has one mission: to kill Hitler. But first she’s got to get close enough to do it.]
Yael is a survivor of a human experiment, she has the power to skin shift, she can change her appearance on will. The axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To celebrate their victory Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their continents. The victor of the race is awarded with meeting the reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball. Yael’s mission is to impersonate the only female victor, Adele Wolfe and try to win the race.
For us, this book was perfect and consuming, its one of those rare occasions were you wouldn’t change anything about it. Yale is a very strong lead character, and you can’t help but love and enjoy the side characters. Its got many twists and turns, ones that you wouldn’t expect. Beneath the fast paced plot, there are some underlying themes, one that stands out is the theme on identity, which Ryan Graudin expresses in her author’s note.
Overall, this book is definitely a must read, we really recommend it ,as it has become one of our favourites. We are absolutely dying to read the next book!