Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin – A Book Review

“But their roots went deep, bound them together in a collective memory. With each new arrival, they pieced together more of their past, built more of their future.” ― Ryan Graudin, Blood for Blood


There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it.

For the resistance in the Third Reich, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against Hitler’s army, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.

But in the midst of the chaos, Yael’s past and future collide when she comes face to face with a ghost from her past, and a spark with a fellow rider begins to grow into something more. Dark secrets reveal dark truths and one question hangs over them all—how far can you go for the ones you love?



Book: Blood for Blood

Author: Ryan Graudin

Avg. Goodreads Rating: 4.33/5 stars

My Rating: 5/5 stars




Overview.  Graudin definitely delivers in this second book of the Wolf by Wolf duology. With how much I loved the first book, I’m so glad that this book exceeded all of my expectations. This book opens right where the first book left off and Yael is in a whole new world of trouble this time.

Pros. Yael and Luka some of my favorite main characters ever. They both represent so many people and are not at all what you expect either of them to be. I can’t get over how much Yael grows in just these two books, but her character development makes her even more likable through the series. Yael’s immediate assumption of Luka really plays on the reader and it was so interesting seeing him grow and show his true colors through both of these books.

This book was constant action. There was always something going on and I never knew what to expect next. I loved all of the plot twists and turns through this book and couldn’t get through it quick enough. Every single page of this book was important and there was no room for fluff or fillers and it was refreshing to see that.

I died at the end, but you know. It was a good death. This book killed me, but I’m okay with that. I really am. RIP me.

Cons. I pick my con to be that this is a duology and I can’t live with Yael in my life for more than two books. Honestly though, it doesn’t need any more books at all (it would probably be more harm than good) I’m just being selfish.

Overall. I most definitely will be picking up more of Graudin’s books in the near future. I love her writing style and everything that she can do with her characters. I felt so much for all of these characters in book of these books and I just can’t get over it. Overall, I gave this a 5/5 stars.

One thought on “Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin – A Book Review

  1. Okay, I am surprised at how much I like Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood as titles. Like, it seems like it isn’t that creative seeing as a word is repeated once in each of of the three word titles… but idk, I am digging it.


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