Wolf by Wolf
Wolf by Wolf

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Series: Wolf by Wolf Vol. 1   

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Annotation: The first book in a duology about an alternate version of 1956 where the Axis powers won WWII, and hold an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents to commemorate their victory.
Catalog Number: #120710
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 379 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-40508-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-94369-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-40508-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-94369-8
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2014044026
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Inmate 121358?X. That's the designation Yael was given in a concentration camp as a child. She still has those numbers, but Experiment 85 also gave her shape-shifting ­abilities d a powerful desire to seek revenge on the Führer. In an effort to both remember and forget her horrid past, Yael works for the Resistance and gets wolves tattooed up and down her arm for the people she has lost. When she has a solid chance to kill Hitler during a cross-continent race, she shifts into the shape of famed motorcycle racer Adele Wolf as a disguise, but when Adele's brother and her former lover join the race, Yael's mission is made ever harder. Can one girl, even one with the face of many, prevail over the Third Reich? Alternate histories can be risky gambits, but in Graudin's capable hands, it pays off in spades. Yael is a compelling protagonist, both strong and flawed, and, even imbued as it is with sci-fi elements, seeing both WWII and the concentration camp experience through her eyes is a terrifying adventure.
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up&12; What if Hitler and the Axis powers had won World War II? Part alternative history, part spy novel, and part coming-of-age tale, this work is most of all the story of Ya-el, a young woman who escaped the horrors of a concentration camp but could not escape being changed forever by Nazi experimentation. Ya-el is a shape-shifter, assuming other people's appearances with ease. As a resistance fighter, Ya-el is given a critical mission: assume the identity of motorcycle racing champion Adele Wolf and compete in the Axis Tour. She must win the race and assassinate Hitler at the victory dance. However, she doesn't count on Felix, Adele's brother, accompanying her. Ya-el struggles against the grueling race course, her competitors, and the nightmares of her past as she seeks to win the race and set off a revolution. Can Ya-el keep the secret of her true identity? And how did she develop the abilities that enable her deadly mission? These questions are answered by flashbacks interspersed throughout. While potentially confusing, the chronological shifts are well-integrated. Graudin's prose is artful and addictive. The ending feels rushed, crying out for the likely sequel. VERDICT Recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction with a dose of fantastical science.&12; Kelly Kingrey-Edwards, Mirus Academy Library, TX
Word Count: 86,871
Reading Level: 5.1
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.1 / points: 13.0 / quiz: 177381 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.2 / points:21.0 / quiz:Q67372
Lexile: HL670L

"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

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, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their combined continents. The prize? 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's twin 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 be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission?

From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.

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