Waiting on Wednesday – Prisoner of Night and Fog

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday – Prisoner of Night and Fog
Prisoner of Night and Fog
Prisoner of Night and Fog #1

Written by: Anne Blankman
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 22nd 2014
Pages: 416
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: Prisoner of Night and Fog

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.


I’m always a little bit wary of historical fiction, as I’ve never read a historical fiction book that I loved as much as I tend to love fantasy, or sci-fi, or contemporary. Maybe this is just my bad luck that I haven’t happened across a historical fiction book that grabs my fangirl heart and imagination as much as those other genres. I’m hoping Prisoner of Night and Fog will be that book. Early reviews for this have just been stellar. The “forbidden love” angle has me intrigued, and I’m extremely interested to see Gretchen’s change of heart over the course of the book. I cannot wait to read it!!

What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?

Link me to your WoW post and I’ll be sure to stop by! :)

PS. If you’re interested, be sure to check out my current giveaway!

16 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Prisoner of Night and Fog

  1. Good morning ;)
    Your “wow” looks interesting. I’m not a big historical fan but just finished a really good paranormal/historical.
    I shared on Twitter and Facebook for you….have a great day!

  2. Great pick! I’m really excited for this one, I don’t read a lot of historical, but I’ve read a few but never any centred on that time, so it should be interesting. Hope you enjoy it when you get to read it! :)

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