I promised myself that I would try minimizing my book purchases this year and be more vigilant on book sale and promos! Hah! So for this month, I’ve acquired five books which got me busy for the first three weeks of the year. I was so engrossed with The House of the Scorpion* whose review I just posted earlier tonight as well as the disappointing I’ll Give You The Sun*.
I am currently reading Number The Stars by Lois Lowry and once I finished this, I’d try to reread one of my favorite books in 2015 – Wolf by Wolf* so I could start Blood by Blood as soon as possible! So exciting!
I bought The House of the Scorpion from PowerBooks and the rest are from Fully Booked. Big thanks to Fully Booked for carrying Ryan Graudin’s Wolf by Wold Duology! ❤
*Links of my reviews.
Posted in Books, Personal
Tagged Blood For Blood, Book Haul, I'll Give You The Sun, Jandy Nelson, January 2018 Book Haul, Lois Lowry, Nancy Farmer, Number The Stars, Ryan Graudin, Wolf by Wolf
Date of Publication: March 8, 2016
Genre and Themes: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Format: 104 pages, ebook
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Characters: Luka Lowe, Adele Wolfe
If you have not read Wolf by Wolf, it is best for you to pick that one up first before you head into this one. I mean, you won’t be clueless with the characters and the story while reading this novella (since this is basically a prequel) but it will make your reading experience more pleasurable with all the a-ha! moments that will connect you to Wolf by Wolf which, in turn will make you excited to read its sequel, Blood For Blood! That I can guarantee you.
This novella’s a very interesting and fascinating read as it was written from Luka’s point of view during the previous tournament before the events from Wolf by Wolf took place.
Luka Lowe is looking forward to becoming the first double cross victor during the 1955 Axis Tour – a feat that he hopes will make his father see his worth. Only his strategy does not include Adele Wolfe – another racer who’s posing as her twin brother in order to enter the competition. As they formed an alliance, victory is already within Luka’s grasp only he discarded the fact that Adele’s eying the honor as well.
It’s just a bit weird because Luka’s such an awesome character and he’s basically the male Yael with his own idealism subtly defying the Reich and all that shit but there’s something about him and the real Adele as well that is equally beautiful! I’m still rooting for Yael and it’d be wonderful for her to have her own love interest with either Luka or Adele’s brother (fingers-crossed.)
This was a really great read and something that would be fantastic to see on-screen!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
About The Author
Ryan Graudin grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. She is the author of All That Glows and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston with her husband and wolf-dog. You can find her online at http://www.ryangraudin.com.