In fact, Yael is consistently surprised by the people around her, testament to her minimal social interaction outside of the resistance movement that took her in. As a child at Auschwitz she was experimented on in an attempt to alter her genes transforming her into the ideal Aryan race. She gets way more than she bargained for when faced with the intricate web of jealousies, love and backstabbing from the other riders. From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless. I really enjoyed the side characters as well. Yael is now someone she doesn't even recognize. Would rec to everyone to read and I am so, so incredibly happy that this isn't going to be a standalone.
As a teenager, she is a member of a determined rebel group. While I enjoyed the racing, training and romance scenes, I had a lot of trouble with the Holocaust backdrop. The writing, characters, plot, execution, everything was so so so well done. She just happens to be badass because she works so hard to be successful. She is also the author of the All That Glows series, The Walled City, and Wolf by Wolf. It is quite poetic and the author uses many metaphors and other literary devices which I personally loved, but some readers might find jarring.
This book was the big surprise of the year for me. Wolves howled up her arm. He is one of the most powerful men on earth. In my opinion it was somewhat lacking in deep emotions. I wasn't sure what to make of Luka to begin with, but then. She thought she knew everything about Adele, but impersonating her made her realize how they are many layers to Adele and people in her life that she failed to discover. And we learn that there may be more than meets the eye about the real Adele Wolfe.
Huzzah for a book about a female lead who races motorcycles! The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. They sing a song of rotten bones. She goes from living in the camp to living on the streets. Now, pretending that Hitler survived, enlarged the Third Reich and sent half of the world to concentration camps is not really something I want to think about. About making the world right after it went oh-so very wrong. We do get interesting side characters, even though most of the other racers are window dressing, there for plot and occasional interaction, but not really coming to the forefront of the tale.
The winner is honored by their country's leader at a ball and is considered a national hero for the rest of their life. She is an incredible story of fortitude, identity, and destiny. And as a rider with tattoos, I can wholeheartedly root for a female rider with tattoos. Yael has spent the last year training, learning how to race motorcycles, and studying all the footage and files on Adele Wolfe that the Resistance can get their hands on. The answer to this question was something Yael had to fight for. Apparently, Luka and Adele had a romantic history, but it was in none of the files Yael studied and she knows nothing about the relationship.
At first, I was a little worried that a story about a motorcycle race would bore me to death since interests in motorcycles and automobiles weren't really at the top of my list, but this book just had me at the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Yael is a brave and intelligent heroine, and one I was supporting all the way. The last 50 pages nearly gave me a heart attack! Yael is a character who is strong both in mind and body. Like, I was so confused throughout the 150 pages I read. They wanted to turn her into the perfect Aryan specimen. But I guess we'll see how that goes in later books. The idea of this type of story is not original, but this was written in a way I could enjoy it.
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. But I still didn't see it coming! Took too many cues from Hollywood trailers here. As I stated, Yael is a completely engaging lead. . Clever, brave, smart, damaged and just. I rather enjoyed her conflicted nature. The writing style manages to be poetic without overdoing it in the way that The Star-Touched Queen did.
Literally the only interesting sections in the story dealt with the main character's past. As Yael sets her eyes on winning the Axis Tour, twenty contestants stand in her path. To make the pain manageable, she hides her prisoner number tattoo with five wolves, each representing a different person. I will issue one warning - not criticism, exactly, because I quite enjoyed it - Graudin's prose gets a little purple at times. Her story begins on a train.
After a series of events, Yael ends up in the hands of The Resi WrensReads Review: What if Hitler won the war? This was definitely my favorite read of 2016 so far and it took me completely by surprise! It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same. But, as always, Ryan's writing was phenomenal — exciting, action-packed, beautiful, sharp, gritty, bloody brilliant. You are going to change things. 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. I added it to my to-read shelf a while ago thinking it had a cool cover and interesting premise——but otherwise, I hadn't really heard anything about it.
Not only in how we see ourselves, but also about how we see others. David supportive husband for taking Ms. No matter who Yael impersonated, what her outward appearance, she was still the same girl. 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? I can't wait to get my hands on the next book! Honestly though, I was really bored for an overwhelming majority of this book. Learning about these characters was heartfelt, and I did enjoy those bits. This book, at its heart, is about identity.