Blog Tour: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

Posted April 15, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

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Blog Tour: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne BlankmanConspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
Series: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Published by Harper Collins on April 21st 2015
Genres: Death & Dying, Europe, Historical, Holocaust, People & Places, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
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Also by this author: Prisoner of Night and Fog

Acclaimed author Anne Blankman returns to the shadowy and dangerous world of 1930s Germany in this thrilling sequel to Prisoner of Night and Fog, perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.The girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: She used to be part of Adolf Hitler's inner circle. More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, she lives in England, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her love, Daniel, is a reporter in town. For the first time in her life, Gretchen is content.But then Daniel gets a telegram that sends him back to Germany, and Gretchen's world turns upside down. When she receives word that Daniel is wanted for murder, she has to face the danger she thought she'd escaped—and return to her homeland. Gretchen must do everything she can to avoid capture, even though saving Daniel will mean consorting with her former friends, the Nazi elite. And as they work to clear Daniel's name, Gretchen and Daniel discover a deadly conspiracy stretching from the slums of Berlin to the Reichstag itself. Can they dig up the explosive truth and get out in time—or will Hitler discover them first?

Review

Anne Blankman pulls you into history with her writing.  She creates scenes that are horrifying but can also bring about hope.

Gretchen has to face her past in more ways than she can imagine.  She doesn’t want to deal with the emotions that haunt her.  Daniel is dead set on getting in the middle of an investigation.  He shows what he’s willing to go through in order to find out the truth.

This book seemed much darker than Prisoner of Night and Fog.  We are brought back to Germany during the Reichstag fire.  Conspiracies abound, and Daniel and Gretchen must find out what really happened that night, and at some events that took place after that.  I love how Blankman weaves in historical events with her story.  It makes the events more believable, and the characters easier to relate to.

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke is a great follow up to Prisoner of Night and Fog.  I enjoyed how it ended, and love the background information she gives at the end.

 

 

Teaser

Then he kissed her. His lips on hers were as light as a breath. And she couldn’t stop the horrible thought that his touch felt like a farewell.


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About Anne Blankman

Anne Blankman may have been meant to be a writer because her parents named her for Anne of Green Gables. She grew up in an old house with gables (gray, unfortunately) in upstate New York. When she wasn’t writing or reading, she was rowing on the crew team, taking ballet lessons, fencing and swimming. She graduated from Union College with degrees in English and history, which comes in handy when she writes historical fiction.

After earning a master’s degree in information science, Anne began working as a youth services librarian. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her family. When she’s not writing young adult fiction, she’s playing with her daughter, training for races with her husband, working at her amazing library branch, learning to knit (badly), and reading.

Anne Blankman is the author of PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG, the first in a three-book deal slated for publication in spring 2014 from Balzer + Bray | HarperCollins. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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