Germany, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. Seventeen-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has just one mission: to kill Hitler. But first she’s got to get close enough to him to do it.

I have just finished reading Wolf by Wolf, and I must say, it is a truly captivating novel. In all honesty, it is quite the thrill ride. Without spoiling too much, the story follows seventeen-year-old Yael, a Jewish girl who escaped from the National Socialist camps during World War II, and how she joins the resistance to kill Hitler, and the tale of how she harnesses her unique ability.


The basis for Wolf by Wolf is World War II, but it changes the outcome i.e. the Nazis win the war. This, in my opinion, is what gives the book such a captivating theme – an alternate reality, one that we could be living in right now.

Ryan Graudin’s writing style is, in my opinion very unique. Now, I can’t say I’ve read a recent novel like this one in a while – I usually stick to the classics (The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter) no matter how many times I’ve read them. But Graudin’s style is new, and it’s fresh.


And the ending: Mind. Blown. I audibly gasped when I read the ultimate climax. It was unexpected and insane. Love it.

I really like this book. It truly is very good. I could go on and on, yet I do not intend to spoil any of it for anyone wishing to read it. I haven’t spotted any flaws yet, but I do not feel I can rate this book a solid 5 stars, for it doesn’t have the same quality as the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, or J.K. Rowling (at least, that’s my initial thought).

So, that said, I rate Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin 4 out of 5 stars.

Published by Harison Butler