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Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog

Author: Anne Blankman

Stars: 4

Age Rating: 14+

Genre: YA Historical Romance

Pages: 389

Series: Prisoner of Night and Fog

Books in Series: Book One (Prisoner of Night and Fog), Book Two (Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke)

Other Books by this Author: Traitor Angels

Positive Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog has such an amazing character growth for Gretchen Müller, I love how the author portrays her development from being an ignorant child, to a girl who finally sees the world with clear eyes. This book really shows a new perspective on the past. From the point of view of someone who is not Jewish in a time where people begin to belittle and look down upon the Jews, this story is really fantastic. Based around the beginning of Hitler's rise to power, a girl who grew up believing everything he said and believing in everything he did, starts to realize how wrong this perfect world he's trying to create is. When she befriends a Jew, she begins to see that they are not subhuman and monsters like what she was told, but they are people with their own lives and families as well. As she struggles to learn the truth about her father's death, the plot develops beautifully in a story where a past that seems full of light, is really filled with shadows.

Negative Review: There were a few German phrases and words that I didn't understand, because I don't speak German, but thanks to online translators, that's not really a problem. I had a few questions about what happened when the book skipped into the future, wondering what might've happened in those missing days.

Overall Review: It is a very well written book, easy to follow and understand (besides the German), with great character development and a good romance story mixed in as well.

Summary: In 1930s Munich, danger perks 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 the society ever since her father traded his life for Hitler's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet. Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter, Daniel Cohen, she knew nothing about the truth. With his help, they begin digging up the truth about the past, and as they become closer, her modern life as a perfect Nazi girl grows ever distant.

*Originally published on 26 December 2017 to http://teenbookwormreviews.over-blog.com/ *

Prisoner of Night and Fog (by Anne Blankman)
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