Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Prisoner Of Night and Fog- Anne Blankman

Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Author: Anne Blankman
Source:  Borrowed from the library
Series:  Yes
Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Summary:
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.

***This review may contain spoilers****

Gretchen is the niece of Hitler who believes that her "uncle Dolf" can never be wrong and his political views are what she should also be believing until her brother beats a Jewish man and Gretchen starts to question if it was right or wrong of him to beat him. She also meets Daniel who is a Jewish reporter who tells her that her father was not killed bravely defending her uncle Dolf like she has been told but he was actually murdered and he wants the exclusive scoop on the story. 

The characters in this story were very realistic, when we meet Gretchen she is completely devoted to her uncle and her family and believes everything she is told but as the story progresses and she learns more about how Jewish people are being treated she starts to ask important questions and learns the ugly truth. The story also takes a few interesting turns. I was intrigued that the author went down the avenue of creating a relationship between Gretchen and her uncle. I watched a documentary not too long ago that said there may have been a little more than a uncle-niece relationship between Hitler and his nieces and I liked that the author explored this avenue briefly. I also enjoyed how she integrated Eva  into the story and how she becomes closer to Hitler as the story progresses. 

This book was amazing, it is new take on a hot topic. I absolutely love reading about WW2, especially about the holocaust and I cannot wait until the next book comes out. I need to buy this book and add it to my collection because I want to push this book on everyone.

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