Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by us, that highlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication 'can't-wait-to-read' selection is:

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Author: Anne Blankman
Release Date: 22nd April 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray
Find on: 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 sh
e 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. 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.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting WoWs lately. I've been too busy with homework, coursework, and every other type of work imaginable. But let's get on to why I really really want to read this book. First, the cover is an eye-catcher. I couldn't get it out of my mind when I first saw it. Secondly, I love historical fiction, especially ones to do with World War II since they give me more insight into our history. That's why I loved 'The Book Thief' and 'Rose Under Fire'. What can I say? I'm a history junkie.