Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Prisoner of Night and Fog
by Anne Blankman
Series: Prisoner of Night and Fog #1
Publication Date: 22 April 2014
by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
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?
From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she’s ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.
After reading the synopsis, the only way I won’t read this book is if someone kills me before it’s published. Hitler’s niece having a love affair with a Jew. Talk about the epitome of all star-crossed romances! It doesn’t hurt either that the cover’s so gorgeously vintage and the mystery in the novel sounds po-si-tute-ly addictive.
What book are you waiting on this week?
2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#13)”
I can’t wait to read this book either. I love historical fiction and love the idea of Hitler being a book character.
Great pick! :)
Nick – My WoW
Yep, usually he’s just depicted as a faraway villain. I’m really looking forward to seeing how his own family views him and his deeds! Thanks for stopping by!