Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
Series: Wolf by Wolf
*****Please Note: Since this is the second book in the duology, there are tings that will be discussed that might reveal things from the second book*****
Why? A few years ago I read Wolf by Wolf because it was all the rage to read and I enjoyed it. It was different and unique. So I definitely waned to get my hands on this books. I’m not really going to get into details of this book since I don’t want to reveal anything pertinent to those who haven’t read it yet.
Review: As I’ve mentioned before, I read the first book in this series during the hype of its release. I wasn’t really the biggest fan of it, but I enjoyed it enough that I decided to pick up this book. I’m glad that I did because Graudin was able to tie off all the loose ends nicely, not necessarily the way I would have liked, but it did answer questions that I have.
I enjoyed the progression of the characters in this book, especially Yael. I love her strength and her determination to see through her plans, even though she knows that she is risking more than her life. I also love the relationships seen in this book. Although I’m not a fan of Adel or Felix, I understand their decisions for their actions. I would love to seen more of Henrika, but I think I would have enjoyed it less if I did.
This book broke my heart more than once and there was a lot of things that saddened me about it. I don’t think that the ending with Felix and Adel was fair to Yael, since I feel that she gave up a lot of things to get to that point. I would have enjoyed it more if Graudin changed one thing about the ending (*L!!!* I hope that hint is good enough).
The author has a great way of writing his books that you can envision a very gritty, noir style of movie. This is the third book of his that I’ve read and I always envision his books with a dirty, sepia filtered atmosphere, almost similar to an old photograph. All his characters are well written and well thought out that you can picture them vividly as the story progress. I especially enjoy his heroes and heroines. They are all so perfectly imperfect that readers can relate to them. I would definitely read more of his YA novels.