Prisoner of Night and Fog

Prisoner of Night and Fog

Anne Blankman / Jul 17, 2019

Prisoner of Night and Fog In s Munich danger lurks behind dark corners and secrets are buried deep within the city But Gretchen M ller who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf has be

  • Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
  • Author: Anne Blankman
  • ISBN: 9781472207821
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city But Gretchen M ller, 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 AnIn 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city But Gretchen M ller, 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.

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      • 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.


    1. So SO good!! Cannot wait for the next book because this one was just outstanding. You can definitely tell Anne Blankman put in a lot of time and effort researching Hitler and his inner circle. I love how the romance was gradual and took a back seat to the action, very well paced. And Daniel <3 LOVE HIM!! A truly spectacular read =)

    2. To anyone who thinks research for a book is not worth the time or effort, Prisoner of Night and Fog proves to the contrary. Based on true historical events, Anne has crafted a brilliantly compelling and incredibly authentic story entwined with real historical figures who are given a second breath of life. This is a story of a girl's desperate search for the truth.Underneath it all, Prisoner of Night and Fog is a gripping account of Hitler's rise to power. The plot introduces many real-life chara [...]

    3. I wished a German editor would have given the author some counsel because there are so many faults regarding the use of the German language (see my status updates for that) it’s almost ludicrous. I will never understand the need of US writers to write fictional novels on countries and cultures they never even been to only read about in books and pictures. Yeah everybody can read billions of books on Hitler, the NS regime, on Hitler and his women, Hitler and his pets, hell there are even books [...]

    4. “She stood on the edge of night, that sliver of gray between darkness and dawn, that razor-thin line separating the first part of her life and whatever lay ahead.”A haunting yet beautiful book. No matter how it begins or ends books about WW2 always screw up my nerves, and I bet I'm not the only one. The story was well written but best think about this book was the information it contained. I learned alot. The writing style was epic, Anna Blankman did some serious crafting and blending.Gretch [...]

    5. 2.5 starsSigh. Another well loved book that I just didn’t connect to the way I would have liked.This book had GREAT potential, the premise was really intriguing and different from anything I’ve read before. Unfortunately, Prisoner of Night and Fog just did not work for me. The novel takes place in Munich in the early 1930’s during Hitler’s rise to power. It’s told from the point of view of the seventeen-year-old German girl Gretchen Müller, who basically grew up in the NSDAP with Adol [...]

    6. For decades since the World War II, the name Adolf Hitler has been synonymous with monster all over the world. But to 17-year-old Gretchen Muller, Adolf Hitler is simply Uncle Dolf, protector, substitute father, a great leader and a kind, gentle man. If he wasn’t, why would Gretchen’s own father jump in front of a bullet to protect him? Why would this somewhat strange Austrian take Gretchen’s entire family under his wing? We must keep in mind that Blankman portrays Germany in 1931, before [...]

    7. Review originally posted at: mostlyyalit/2014/0Sometimes, you read for enjoyment and to escape. And then sometimes, you read because you know a book is good for you and it's important for you to read it. Prisoner of Night and Fog is definitely one of the latter books. That's not to say it isn't enjoyable - it is, in some parts. But for me, PoNaF was definitely a serious, thriller of a book that you learn from - it wasn't always fun, but I *am* glad I read it.The plot clicks along pretty quickly [...]

    8. "You will never learn what I am thinking. And those who boast most loudly that they know my thought, to such people I lie even more."- Adolf HitlerSetting:Berlin and Munich, Germany; 1933Coverly Love?:No; this is way too close of a close up for my liking.Plot:Germany; 1933. WWI has been over for fifteen years, but Germany is still suffering. Bitterly poor and living in poverty the German people need someone to look up to. Such is the case for sixteen year old Gretchen Muller, who along with her [...]

    9. This is probably going to be a tough book to review and rate as well.I equally enjoyed the book and also felt it was average at certain points. Prisoner of Night and Fog is a historical fiction book where we follow the story of Gretchen, the girl who looked up to Hitler as her father. Gretchen's father died by protecting Hitler from shots that were fired. Her dad saved Hitler's life and Hitler took Gretchen and her family under his care. Sweet isn't it?Well things are about to change when Gretch [...]

    10. If you liked Code Name VerityIf you liked The Book ThiefIf you like well-written historical fiction, particularly of the tumultuous WWII era, I think you should give this a shot. There. That's my endorsement. This is a fantastic book and it does an amazing thing-- just when I think I've had my fill of the WWII period, something like this comes along to prove me wrong and I fall head over heels in love with it. Of all the atrocities committed during the war, this book takes its readers back a few [...]

    11. I don't know what took me so long to pick this one up. No idea. I bought this in March 2016, and I can't understand why I didn't read it sooner. It's beyond my comprehension.This is the story of Gretchen whose father was one of Hitler's dearest comrades, she's been raised to think a Jew is nothing but a subhuman, that Hitler will one day save their beloved Germany. And one day she meets this Jewish reporter, Daniel, and she gradually learns all she thought was true is, in fact, a lie.Just by rea [...]

    12. See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsFor so long, she had believed in Hitler’s lies, seeing shadows where there should have been light.Set in Germany during the rise of Hitler’s power, Prisoner of Night and Fog was a beautifully told story. I loved Anne Blankman’s take on this time period. The main character, Gretchen Müller is actually from Hitler’s inner circle—she refers to Hitler as “Uncle Dolf”. Instead of a conniving and cruel image of Hitler that we normally see in other YA [...]

    13. I have read A LOT of books set in Nazi Germany and the war and dealing with the Holocaust. Where this one was different is that 1) it was set AS Hitler was gaining more popularity and power, not when he was in power and 2) it’s POV is from a young girl whose family (and her own beliefs) are Nazi through and through aka Adolf Hitler is a family friend (until she starts questioning things). Normally the books I pick up are from the POV of the people being persecuted or people who are helping the [...]

    14. I really enjoyed reading this book. At first it was hard to get used to Hitler as a character. It just felt a bit strange. The beginning of this book was a lot of build up and exposition, and it really took a while for it to pick up. But the last 150 pages or so we're very fast paced. At some points I felt like we were jumping around a bit too much from scene to scene. Also, I liked Gretchen and Daniel together, but I kind of felt their relationship was a bit rushed. They did kind of take their [...]

    15. THINGS I ADORED.Gretchen is a super strong heroine.I love characters who break the "strong" stereotype. You knowck butt and sassy? Gretchen was neither of those, yet she was strong and someone I easily admired. Sure she was brainwashed, buuuut, these things happened. I loved her flexibility and strength to question. Also, I love her for this quote:Maybe she didn't matter enough to the Brauns, certainly not enough to her mother and Uncle Dolf, and definitely not at all to Reinhard. But she matter [...]

    16. Postives:Believable story The setting felt 'real' to meReinhard (this isn't a positive strictly) was a good bad guy, so to speak. Very creepy and scary.Daniel was a great character, loved his passion and integrity.Cons and so-so: Gretchen was a decent character but she didn't seem 'real' sometimes. Some of the things she did, while I understand her motives and her desire to find out what happened, had me wanting to shake her. It also felt rushed and more telling than showing in places.The romanc [...]

    17. Fantastic story from an interesting viewpoint. Even though it is a work of fiction, this story is well researched involving figures and events from Nazi Germany history. I definitely recommend this one for readers of historical fiction.

    18. I dont read alot of historical fiction and i really enjoyed the prisoner of night and fog. It was interesting to read about Hitler and just men in general back then and how the majority of them treated women. What women did to get away from their uncles, fathers and brothers. It was beautifully written and I cant wait to continue the duology.

    19. Tak tohle byla pecka! Moc se mi to líbilo a vůbec mi nepřipadalo, že by Cooboo kvůli tématice šláplo vedle, jak jsem četla jeden komentář na Databázi. Naopak, myslím si, že o tomhle se musí pořád psát, aby lidi nezapomněli, jaká byl Hitler zrůda. A co víc, aby si lidi uvědomili, že stačí jeden takový člověk a tohle všechno se bude opakovat.Mám ráda tématiku druhé světové války, nějak mi přijde i zajímavější než první, tuhle knihu si tedy rozhodně kou [...]

    20. Prisoner of Night and Fog is one of the most original, impressive debuts I've ever read. It's a coming of age story that stands out for its historical setting and the unique situation that fuels the main character's growth. While I wouldn't call myself a history buff, the time surrounding Adolf Hitler's rise to power, the Holocaust, and World War II has always fascinated me, but more than that it has haunted me. It's one of the darkest, most horrific times in human history, and even typing this [...]

    21. This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.This book! This book you guys! I can only say WOW! I'm left completely speechless and at loss of words. I did not expect this. What I had in mind about this book is completely wrong. I probably saw Hitler in the book blurb and made my assumption right away. What I thought this book is going to be about is Hitler persecuting the Jews, something like Anne Frank: The Diary of Young Girl, but fictional. But no, it wasn't anything like that. P [...]

    22. I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. Initially it began slow and somewhat boring so my immediate thought was I was going to have to tough through it. I was proven wrong. From my minimal amount of knowledge surrounding this time frame I can tell this story, although deemed fiction, is based strongly on historical fact. Gretchen begins as the type of main character I really don't like. She succumbs to doing exactly what she is told without any argument. She questions many [...]

    23. This would probably be an incoherent review as I can't really express why I felt nothing. It was just that. A reading slump, maybe?First off, I expected to love this one so much, since most early reviews have given this either 5 or 4 stars. I'll admit--I understand why they gave these sort of ratings. Things were very well thought of the plot (even if there was very little of it, honestly) flowed smoothly with just the right pacing, but the thing was, I couldn't connect with the characters at al [...]

    24. This YA novel about a German girl raised within the Nazi inner circle who rebels against the cruelty and evil of her "Uncle Dolf" is one of the most intense, compelling, and terrifying tales I've read in a very long time! Gretchen Muller is an amazing heroine, a girl who is totally believable in her agonizing loneliness, her need for a father figure, and her understandable loyalty to Hitler and the Nazi party. The author does a great job of capturing the feeling of Munich and Germany in the earl [...]

    25. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.Gretchen is family friends with none other than Adolf Hitler. Her father saved his life by standing in front of him to take the bullets that were meant for him alone. Living with her mom and brother in a boarding house, they keep a steady income and have a good life. When Gretchen witnesses her brother and fellow soldier beat a Jewish man to [...]

    26. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Prisoner of Night and Fog is a fast-paced mystery with romance, action, and betrayal. I’d recommend it to readers everywhere.Opening Sentence: Gretchen Muller peered through the car’s rain-spotted windshield.The Review:Prisoner of Night and Fog is a book about Gretchen, daughter of Hitler’s beloved matyr. Herr Müllen jumped in front of the bullets meant for Hitler, saving the National Socialist’s beloved leader, and now Gretchen and [...]

    27. My rating: 3.5 of 5 starsI received this book free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.‘The box she had carefully constructed about herself would fall apart. And she didn’t know if she could bear standing out in the open, in the harsh wind, without the comforting warmth of those walls she had built to shut out everything she didn’t like or understand.’In the early 1930′s, Hitler’s rise to power as th [...]

    28. I'm not big on historical events, I just know the basics of Adolf Hitler and his crazed mind-set. So honestly, I can't tell you if half the events I read in the PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG is true or not. But I will tell you this, it was amazing, beyond amazing! I was literary glued to my tablet for 2 days reading this! And I am so happy to hear that this is a series and their will be another book! I could tell right off the bat that this book took a lot of time and research to create. It was well [...]

    29. The man she had loved as a father was a fraud. He kissed the backs of her hands and advocated war; he ruffled her hair and preached death; he had played with her on the carpet with toy soldiers, and all along he had been planning the extinction of an entire people.Ever since her father died when she was a child, Gretchen's family has been under the protective and loving care of the man she affectionately calls Uncle Dorf, who happens to be none other than Adolf Hitler. But meeting a young Jewish [...]

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