Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

nightIn 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?

 

SOURCE:  egalley via Edelweiss

Overall Thoughts:

While I enjoyed this one overall (several eye-opening events) there were just too many issues for me.  The romance didn’t seem to flow naturally, more like it just popped up overnight & their first time alone in a bar felt like a cliché scene from an old movie.  Reading about the treatment of Jews was hard, I did feel myself tearing up at times because no one should be made to feel subhuman and basically learning more about Hitler from another angle (albeit, partially fictitious) was for lack of a better word entertaining.  I hate to use “positive” words surrounding anything with his name in it but I think you get that I mean the book/story and not the man himself.  🙂 Anyone looking for a dip into a bit of history with a forbidden romance will sure to enjoy this one.

 

3/5

 

kiki

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3 thoughts on “Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

  1. Candice May 12, 2014 at 9:12 am Reply

    I understand! It’s hard saying positive things about such a disgusting figure, but… it’s like that scene in Harry Potter when Mr. Olivander calls Voldemort great. Terrible, but great. It’s easy to confuse positive vibes with actual meanings of some words. Anyway… looking forward to reading this one! It’s on my Bout of Books list for this week!

    • Candice May 12, 2014 at 9:13 am Reply

      Actually, Mr. Olivander says the things Voldemort did were great… not he, himself, were great. Right? Er… probably should have looked up that quote first!

  2. Christina May 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I’m so curious about this one. I enjoy this time period for historical fiction a lot!

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