"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Prisoner of Night and Fog
April 22 2014
Obey. Smile when Hitler comes closer. And never, never question him.
These are the three rules in seventeen-year-old Nazi Gretchen Müller's life. They've kept her safe since Papa died, protecting old family friend Adolf Hitler during a street fight years ago. Until the night in 1931 when Gretchen meets a young, fearless Jewish reporter she's supposed to despise. But she can't stop herself from listening to his story -- that her father, the adored martyr, was actually murdered. Together, Gretchen and the reporter vow to do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Even if it means breaking all of Hitler's rules. Especially the most important one of all: don't fall in love with the enemy..
There are so many reasons as to why I'm excited about this one.
- It's historical fiction set before the second world war. I like to think of myself as somewhat of a historian, I'm not good with dates but I love history.
- This one is pretty interesting because our main character is actually close to Hitler. It's unlike anything I've read before. Most books focus on the people Hitler impacted directly i.e. the Jews, the soldiers and their families, other European countries.
- It's also set before Hitler gained power and I don't know much about what he was upto around then besides dreaming for power.
- Love the cover. I had to fit that in, it's so .... historical. It captures the essence of the book well, I feel. The girl seems to be scared, she has the aryan face as well (without the blue eyes though). Also, the fog enveloping her is another interesting tidbit.