Blood for Blood – Ryan Graudin

51qfzwqhopl  Blood for Blood – Ryan Graudin, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316405157, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  YA Historical Fiction

What did you like about the book? In Blood For Blood, the conclusion to Graudin’s alternate history duology, Yael seeks to finish what she started after the assassination attempt on Hitler is thwarted by the same people who turned her into a skinshifter. Not everyone has realized that Yael did not kill the real Hitler, but her actions have set off a series of events, meant to signal a revolution. Across Europe, resistance fighters are rising up, willing to give their lives if it means crushing the Nazi regime for good, not knowing that the vile dictator still lives. As members of the resistances fight for their right to live, Yael and the people she’s met along the way are faces with difficult choices, between doing what is easy and being brave enough to do what’s right.

Blood For Blood is just as heart-wrenching as its predecessor. Many of the characters are broken in different ways and healing is a slow process.

Anything you didn’t like about it? That it was a sequel and it was sluggish compared to Wolf by Wolf. 

To whom would you recommend this book?  Fans of Wolf by Wolf. 

Who should buy this book? Libraries where the first book was well-received. 

Where would you shelve it? YA fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Kasia Piasecka, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA

Date of review: 2/20/17

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