Author: Ryan Graudin


Oct 02
Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway (Plus My Invictus Haiku)

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway (Plus My Invictus Haiku)

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 26 ★★★★

I have adored every one of Ryan Graudin’s books, so when I saw that she had a new one coming out the choice of whether or not to pick it up for review was a no-brainer. All of Graudin’s books are so completely different that I never know what to expect with her. This newest book is a time-traveling sci-fi adventure! What Fed My Addiction: Time-traveling adventures. This book handles time travel incredibly well. It doesn’t gloss over the science of how it would work, but it doesn’t go into overwhelming detail either. Plus, there are exciting trips to historical events like the sinking of the Titanic! (And I kind of loved Graudin’s explanation of how stealing from the past makes sense—under very specific circumstances.) Add to that all of the complexities of the characters having to make sure they don’t change history and you get some pretty intense time-traveling! No… Read more »


Dec 08
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin: Review (Plus Bonus Review of Iron to Iron)

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin: Review (Plus Bonus Review of Iron to Iron)

Reviews 9 ★★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in the series but doesn’t contain any major spoilers for the first book. To read my review of Wolf by Wolf, click the link!*** I was so excited to read the conclusion to this unique duology since I had absolutely LOVED the first book. The WWII era fascinates me, in all its darkness, and these books offer an intriguing paranormal alternate history. What Fed My Addiction: Multiple POVs and Flashbacks. In this book, we get Felix’s, Luka’s and Yael’s POVs, which isa nice change. We get to see what was going through all of these characters’ heads and what has led them to these points—Yael, who is fighting against the Nazis, Luka, who has always played it safe and gone along with the Reich because it was easier, and Felix, who puts his family before everything else in the world. We also get flashbacks… Read more »


Nov 26
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Review

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Review

Reviews 10 ★★★★★

Wolf by Wolf is alternate history with a paranormal twist. The book asks the question, What if Hitler had won WWII – a question that’s been asked before – but it’s told from the perspective of a shapeshifting Jewish girl (who is turned into a shapeshifter due to a doctor’s experimentation on her in one of the concentration camps). Yael can take on other people’s features, and because of that, she is chosen by the resistance to get close to Hitler and kill him. The only way to get close to him is to take on the persona of a prestigious motorcycle racer (Adele Wolfe) – and win it. But the task is made much more difficult with Adele’s brother and boyfriend watching her very carefully. What I enjoyed: Alternate history. I’m not a huge history buff, but there’s so much about the WWII era that’s fascinating. This is one time period… Read more »


Nov 15
Review – The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Review – The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Reviews 10 ★★★★½

I have to say that I really sort of fell in love with this book. I went into it thinking that it was going to be a dystopian, and it really sort of is, except at the end, if you read the author’s notes, you’ll find that the book is based on a real life place – a place that actually existed. Make sure that you head over to this site to see pictures of Kowloon Walled City, and to find out more about it. There were once 33,000 people living within a one block radius – you honestly have to see the pictures to believe it. At any rate, back to my review. I was actually forced to put this book down a few times because I had scheduled review books that I needed to read. Usually when that happens, I find myself having a difficult time getting sucked into… Read more »