Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publish Date: April 22, 2014
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
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 she 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?
I'm always on the lookout for a good historical fiction novel, and I've found that some of the most powerful books I've ever been read have been through this time period and the holocaust. I love the idea of a girl inside the horrors that engulfed Nazi Germany and, if it's done well, it could be a really profound read. I really hope that the romance balances the rest of the storyline well. Fingers crossed, right? What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?
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