Monday, 21 July 2014

Prisoner of Night and Fog

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)
Title : Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog # 1)
Author : Anne Blankman
Rating : 6 Stars!!!
Published April 22nd 2014 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN : 0062278819 (ISBN13: 9780062278814)
Source copy : HarperCollins

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?

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.

Source : Goodreads

Never show your enemies how much you care, Papa had taught, because then they have power over you.

I dont even know how to compose my thoughts about this brilliant book. Its just that Anne Blankman brought me back into one of the historical moments that ever occurred on Earth. And she simply ran straight to my minds eye. Her narrative effortlessly glides me into Gretchen's heart setting which is to find the *real* reason of her father's demise. The premise of Prisoner of Night and Fog is ultimately mouth-watering and spine-tingling. 

It was magnificently addicting. The Prisoner of Night and Fog takes me into the city streets of Munich. I can clearly feel how Germany lost on the First World War and regain her strength. Only it was reigned by a madman and that part is addicting to me. I keep on reading to enter Hitler's psychotic mind. Only of course, Anne Blankman didn't gave that one up easily. She has this mysterious and hypnotic style that kept me flipping every pages. 

Every chapter is alternatively an open door and closed window on Gretchen. Once she sees a tiny truth about her Uncle Dolf, the people that surrounds her suddenly opens up a new courageous thing that her Uncle did. Which partly clouded her mind with what's real and simulated. Its one of the first thing that i loved on this book. It established me the different persona of Adolf Hitler. 

The cat-and-mouse chase for the truth behind Gretchen's dad simply enraged my eyes. Seeking for the truth has never been more challenging. It was even more indulging since the fearless Daniel is the one who blazed up about the murder of Gretchen's father. The timing was utterly perfect, a lady who was controlled with the rules and the man who is willing to sacrifice to get her out of the dark.

Seeking for the truth has never been more challenging. It was even more indulging since the fearless Daniel is the one who blazed up about the murder of Gretchen's father. The timing was utterly perfect, a lady who was controlled with the rules and the man who is willing to sacrifice to get her out of the dark.

The recounted records of Adolf Hitler is clearly outstanding. The Prisoner of Night and Fog was able to fetch back the moment of a chaos. Certain characters were real (and dead) and I realized it was horrifyingly awesome. It felt like I was touching reality inside a fictional script. Its uncanny, but its lovely for me every time I think about it.

Anne Blankman blended reality with fiction in an astounding fashion. Although the first installment of this trilogy havent reached the degree of gruesome killings, like holocaust, The Prisoner of Night and Fog already build suspense. That is why I am so looking forward for the sequel. Prisoner of Night and Fog is undeniably became one of my outstanding list of books. I highly recommend this for readers who likes to glide with Adolf Hitler with a spice of fiction. High five for Anne Blankman!

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