Book Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Historical Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book was given to me on my birthday but I completely forgot to review it.  😦

Anyway, it is an incredible book and I hope you get a chance to read it!!



Gretchen lives in Munich and in that town danger is everywhere. Munich is where secrets are buried deep within the city and treacherous people wait outside for a girl to walk home alone. But Gretchen has been shielded from that side of the society and lives with her Uncle Dolf, who is none other than Adolf Hitler. 

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a handsome and brave 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 and the niece of the German dictator, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get Daniel and her killed?


If you’d like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Prisoner of Night and Fog


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

  1. I haven’t read this one, but it looks good! I ADORE the Book Thief, so I’m afraid to read this as I think I would compare the two the whole time.

    Nice review!

    1. Thank you!! The Prisoner of Night and Fog is very different from the Book Thief because this book shows what it’s like to live with Adolf Hitler rather than talking about the effects of his dictatorship. I admit that the books may sound similar in the sense that both have a girl befriending a Jew but the story behind it is very different. In Prisoner of Night and Fog, Gretchen is helping a Jew because she wants to find out who killed her father and in the Book Thief, the family is helping a Jew because they owe him their lives. I did not find myself comparing the two when I was reading the Prisoner of Night and Fog. I hope you enjoy it!!

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