Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Author: Anne Blankman
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Romance.
Goodreads Synopsis: “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?“
MY RATING: 5 Starts
This book was my first ever Historical Fiction book and I need to tell you something about it… I FREAKING LOVED IT !
I was in a reading slump for a really long time you guys have no idea and when I finally kinda broke that reading slump I just couldn’t find time to read and honestly I don’t really have a lot of time to read yet but I have some more than I had before… and when I was busy with Uni and I couldn’t find time to read the only thing I could think of was “I need to buy books” and yes, a normal person would think about studying, I just thought about buying more books so I could cheer a little myself. And so I did it, I bought a bunch of books and all those books are nothing more, nothing less than Historical Fiction.
To be honest with you I always said a huge NO to Historical Fiction because I was a lot into New Adult books, Thrillers like Psychological Thrillers that were not historical, Young Adults and blablabla, but the thing is, I am still into those genres I just want to try to read some new genres, genres I didn’t know about before, genres I refused to read before and this year of 2017 is going to be the year where I change a little my type of reading starting reading more about everything. So here I am reviewing my first Historical Fiction book EVER.
I bought this book because I found it on Goodreads since a lot of people read this book it was everywhere. I was searching for Historical Fiction books and this one just popped up right in front of me and I saw that it was a duology and it was about Hitler and the main character was supposed to be his niece ok ? not really but I’ll get to that in a second.
This amazing book is about a girl who calls Hitler ‘Uncle Dolf’, not because he is her real uncle but because her father was part of that “little group of people” who were like BFF with Hitler (I know these are not the scientific terms but this is me writing the review so you should be expecting me to do this kind of stuff BUT we are talking here about the National Socialist Party just in case you were wondering). This story happens in the 1930’s in Munich and it tells us the story of Gretchen, the main character and basically tells us too about Daniel Cohen who is a Jewish reporter who tells Gretchen a lot of stuff she didn’t know about her father and his relationship with Hitler (I don’t want to spoil you and that why I am not saying much I guess) let’s just say there’s some romance in this book and this is not a spoiler, on goodreads it is categorized as a Romance too so you would end up finding it out.
I really liked the characters and everything that has to do with them, I liked the descriptions of everyone, I really liked the main character and Daniel of course, I didn’t like Gretchen’s brother but you’ll understand my point of view as soon as you read this book, I didn’t like for some moments Gretchen’s mom but I learnt how to like her later in the book. I really liked the way the author made that “connection” between what’s fiction and what’s not, I liked to read about the facts in this story, about for example Eva, Geli and Hitler and even though the author doesn’t say much about at least Eva and Geli it was interesting to see how she made that connection I told you before between those characters and Gretchen and her family, the fictional ones. At some point in this book you kinda want to know more not necessarily about the main character and her family but kinda feel the urge to search and know more about the actualy history, about Hitler and Geli’s death, and I am not spoiling you ok ? If you studied history or even if you didn’t, it is all over the history and even fiction books and internet so I am not spoiling you guys really, it is not something you learn just by reading this book you just get a little more curious about it, at least I did because I have a lot of “doubts” about what happened to her.
I already own the second book in this series, yap, I am that kind of person who just buys the entire collection at once, sometimes I do that anyways… so I am really excited about the second book I just will not read it right after this one because I don’t like to do that, I like to mix some other books between the first and the second in a series and so on. BUT I will be reading it and reviewing it really soon !
I totally recommend this book to you, I couldn’t have loved more this story, I liked the plot a lot, I liked everything, I enjoyed this book a lot really so of course I am recommending it to you because you should all see how amazing this book is.