Summary: Set in 1956, in an alternate world where Hitler and the Axis powers win the war, the story follows a former death camp prisoner named Yael who joins a motorcycle race that spans continents to win and assassinate Hitler with the hopes of ending his tyrannical rule.
Thoughts: The history geek in me cannot stop gushing. This was a fast-paced, emotionally-charged, adventure-filled and action-packed book that I could not put down and did not want to finish. I loved the attention to historical detail, despite the fact that some (if not many) things were hypothetical what-ifs that were nevertheless based on very true and very harrowing events. I loved how well Graudin wove in the sci-fi elements so flawlessly that it read more like magical realism than historical science-fiction. Those sic-fi elements being that Yael is a survivor of human experimentation and harsh medical testing that resulted in her becoming a skin-shifter – capable of changing her appearance to look like anyone. I loved how determined Yael was to achieve her goal and the fact that she had to be ruthless to keep her cover and get it done, only made me love her more. If you haven’t read this book yet, and you’re a fan of historical novels with a creative twist, then I suggest you pick this up as soon as you can!