Review of Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blackman

22838220Title: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke
Author: Anne Blackman
Series: Prisoner of Night and Fog Book 2
Publisher: Balzer + Bray


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 with a kindly English family, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her love, Daniel Cohen, 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. And 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 and recognition, 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?

Rating: I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. For those of you who are wondering, yes, I did read the second book before reading the first book and in all honesty I didn’t even know it was a series until putting this post together. This book just happen to catch my eye in the library which was why I picked it up. Knowing now that it is a series I will defenitly be picking the first book up.This book really kept me on the edge of my seat and it was a beautifully written historical fiction. If you like to read about World War II and are interested in historical fiction then you should definitely pick up this book.