Three stars An interesting ead that blends a terrifying alternate history with the X MenZara is sick and tired of being oppressed and having to watch her every move She wants to stand up to the Nazis and fight just like her mother It has been eighty long years since World War II ended with an Axis victory Germany Russia and Japan divided and conuered the Ally territories Zara lives in the Eastern America Territories Beebo Brinker ruled by the Nazis with an iron fist Zara s life is one of hardship as she labors all day in the Nazi school as a janitor and at night she works her family farm with her uncle When the Nazis execute someone that Zara holds dear she is done with being submissive she wants to stand and fight Then the opportunity to do so lands in her lap Will Zara and the Rebelsise up and take back America from the NazisWhat I LikedNothing To Fear presents a frightening alternate history In this book we get a glimpse of what the world might be like if the Axis Powers had won WWII Needless to say it is a frightening and fascinating premise I liked exploring this alternate The Future of the Public University in America: Beyond the Crossroads reality and I was surprised by some twists One of the twists is the idea of the super soldiers Genetically modified humans that have special powers allowing the Axis powers to conuer and win the war Eighty years later children are born with mutant genes that gives them fantastic abilities I was surprised to discover the whole X Men theme in this but I ended up enjoying it For all youomance lovers there is a tiny hint of a forbidden Manual of Forensic Science: An International Survey romance It starts out as an unexpected friendship and alliance and then it slowly moves into something Theomance hasn t fully Das Vermächtnis des Rings: Neue fantastische Geschichten J. 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Tolkien zu Ehren rooted or developed but I liked that It is subtle and of a background story The world building is good and I appreciated the depth and detail the author provided with her vision of the world with an Axis Power victory It was scary and yet interesting It certainly made me stop and pause what the world would have been like if things had gone another way There is plenty of action and danger and the book moves at a uick pace It never lets up and there is hardly a moment to catch you breath And The Not So MuchThe ending draws the book to a close but it things aren t completelyesolved This book was published back in 2014 but at the time of this Die Stadt der Tiere: Ein Tierkrimi review there is no sign that a seuel is in the works I found that frustrating Even though this one doesn t end with a cliffhanger there are many unfinished story linesI have to admit that I struggled a bit with Zara the main character She is young determined and impetuous So much so that she continually makes bad decisions and puts not only herself in danger but her uncle and friends as well While I admired her fierceness and her courage I didn t approve of hereckless behavior She is a character that Gendering the Trans-Pacific World reuires patience I wished that there had been originality with the mutant powers It felt like this copied the X Men as you have a character who can change her appearance into anyone someone who can wield lightning and wind another character who is incredibly strong and bullet proof and someone who can control minds Does that sound familiar There is an ongoing themeegarding Zara s mother and her death There is little information on exactly how she died during the failed aid This is an important part of the story as it is what drives Zara Even though I liked the world building and the author s vision I found that I longed for details I wanted to know about the sections of the world that were governed by the Japanese and the Russians I wished that there was depth and detail with the alternate history and the world building Nothing to Fear is an exciting and chilling vision of the world after a win by the Axis Powers I liked exploring this terrifying and dangerous world and I liked the X Men vibe This is a fast paced thrilling ead My only hesitations are that it ends with an open ending and there is no sign that a seuel is in the works I also struggled a bit with the impetuous behavior of the main character and I am hoping that she will grow and mature if there is a seuel I Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honesteview All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this Plato and the Power of Images reviewPostedRainy Day Ramblings Dear The Only Thing to FearAll I needed to do was see your cover andead your synopsis and I immediately wanted to A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan read you WWII is one of my favorite topics and Nazis are the most intimidating villains history has seen I had no doubt I would like you Only Thing to Fear and I was not disappointedYou explore a very intriguing and very frightening what if What if the Nazis had won In Zara s world they did It s eighty years after the Allies lost WWII and the world has been divided up among the Axis powers Italy Japan and Germany Ever since the Nazis super soldiers Anomalies with bizarre powers flooded the battlefront an uneasy truce has existed between the Nazi Empire and the Soviets But the Nazi world may be on the brink of collapse Zara is half American half Japanese and she has lived in Nazi America all of her life scraping and bowing to the Aryans at every turn She does all she can to go unnoticed because if the Nazis knew what she was a non German Anomaly she d be shot But war is brewing The Soviets are gettingestless and the Revolutionary Alliance is aiming for the heart of the Empire Zara s mother and uncle are already involved her powers may be just what they need to winI applaud your acc Okay Wow The first time we were introduced to this book I was thinking OH MY GOD This is gonna The House by the Thames: And The People Who Lived There rock Actually no But you get the point The back of the book seemed like a different world that would introduce new perspectives The title back of the book an. In a stunningeimagining of history debut author Caroline Tung Richmond weaves an incredible story of secrets and honor in a world where Hitler won World War IIIt's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers America has been carved up by the victors and 16 year old Zara lives a life of oppressi.
D beginning pages seemed Professor Unrat really interesting But once we actually started toead the book I thought that it was going to be the most predictable book in the history Everything especially Zara and Bastian was predictable and seemed childish The connection was not there and it such a WIERD Kämpfer Der Hoffnung: Wie Ich Den Kindern Madagaskars Eine Zukunft Gab romance Also the set up of the book seemedeally odd to me like it was backwards andor it missed important scenarios or situations Overall I would not ead this book again and it wasn t as good as I thought it was gonna be In an alternate universe Hitler and the Nazis won Zara is a young teenager who helps her only elative her Uncle around the farm Growing cabbage for the military troops this is her life When she starts to get attention from a young German teen she Big Muddy Blues: True Tales and Twisted Politics Along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River realizes there might be hope after all Will he betray her of help save theebellion to take down the head of the snakeI loved the new world that Caroline built She describes a lot about what happens to other countries which I like because most authors don t mention anything but the United States The fictional history that she weaved through the story was so interesting and I was never bored Zara being a half Japanese and half English main character is so great to see I wasn t surprised at all that Japan and Italy would be their allies To see the prejudice and acism that happened between her and others is also a given I wasn t expecting any Jews either to be alive and that thought horrified me Postwar cleansing It s like they wanted to be clean of these sub par humans shudders There s also the Colonel that gave me the biggest shivers who would stare at her in the most perverted ways So creepy I liked the story and it kept moving and moving until the climax The one thing that I didn t think was necessary was the omance Even though it wasn t a big part of the story I think even having none of it would keep it strong It s hard to fall in love when Nazis are hunting you down I was also not surprised when there were super human Anomalies who would become part of the military Genetics and testing on the Jews is something the actual Nazis didOverall I enjoyed eading about a different world if the Nazis won The fight for love and freedom is so strong and that was the biggest message here RATING 35UOTESThe Nazis make the ules and we have to follow them It s as simple as thatThese mixed breed specimens are often lacking in some way and that why we openly discourage the crossing of the acesI thought you were smarter than this I thought if taught you betterYou only see the Eckhart in him but he s nothing like his father Just like I m nothing like mineYou e the bravest person I know Zara Ugh I was so excited for the concept of the book An alternate history what if The first 14 gave some historical insight that could have turned out to be true what if the Soviets and Hitler had honored the Non Aggression pact and Hitler never turned on them Then Germany would have had a better chance of winning the war That believable The Soviets later possibly turning on the Germans believable The Italian economy collapsing first believable Nazi medicine leading to new advances believableSuperhero powers this is where I lost it I kept thinking Avengers Then I mentioned the book to my other half and he said yeah like Captain America and Red Skull I looked up Crossposted The Library MistressI was 15 when I first learned about Nazism extensively We were studying World History and it was then when I first met Winston Churchill and started idolizing him Leader Historian Nobel Prize in Literature winner but that s another story alright History fascinates me If not for our History teacher being so grumpy and our class scheduled so early I know I could have aced that class Truth be told our class failed World History miserably another story to be told in full next time and I was from then on branded as the girl who fights the History teacher the girl who eads history books just to get on her History teacher s nerves and the girl who will never graduate along with the Honors class This however is not an entry about my History teacher but just a prelude on why my high school friends always associate me with two things Superman and Nazi forget Supe Zara s plan to keep her head down and just plod through life is not working out Partly due to the fact that she was not aised that way Largely because of the perplexing unwanted attention from Bastian Not just any Nazi the son of a colonel knows better than anyone that Aryans do not mingle with sub humans Although she s not Jewish to the Germans as half breed stock she falls into the same category Fit for only factory or farm work Certainly not for fraternizingZara s earliest memories are of her mother and Uncle Red leading the local Alliance all efforts into eradicating the Nazi The Extras rule She could not wait to be old enough to join them Before she couldeach the coveted age though a mission went terribly wrong and Uncle Red s attitude was adversely affected Compounding an already complex matter in her grief and frustration Zara s power emerged No one was stunned than she was to discover that she was an AnomalySelect Germans had been gifted with powers enabling them to conuer the Allies so many years ago The Özgüven Öğrenilebilir remaining Anomalies serve in an elite division of the Nazi military When theare non Aryan Anomaly is discovered things are a bit different That poor soul will be taken to a laboratory to be studied tested and ultimately dissected Zara has two huge secrets to keep if she hopes to stay under the Deutsche Sagen radar of the suspicious Germans Having Bastian hovering bugging her may just be the last straw Aryans speak to her people for only a handful ofeasons none of them good Most worrisom. On in the Eastern America Territories Under the iron Irony and Idyll: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on Screen rule of the Nazis the government strives to maintain a masterace controlling everything from jobs to genetics Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing Zara dreams of the free America she's only Our Yanks read about in banned books Aevolution is growing and a Rua rogueebel group is plotting a deadly coup Zara might
E they would never ever feign interest in the Alliance even as a sick joke She may not know what Bastian is truly up to but Zara does know that she s no time for the likes of him There are brutal deaths to be avenged and one very last chance for her to convince Uncle Red that she belongs with the AllianceIt s no wonder I ve seen The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond on so many students To Read lists This fast paced action packed Sci Fi story of what if is simply stellar And I absolutely love the atypical ending which was not gratuitous but ather allowed the narrative to wrap up a bit naturally with an authentic feel This eview was written by jv poore for Buried Under Books with huge thanks for the Advance Review Copy to be donated to my favorite classroom library Source Netgalley35 starsThe Only Thing to Fear is an imaginative dystopian featuring two strong leads and a chilling setting Author Caroline Tung Richmond takes eaders to a world where Hitler won WWII and the Axis powers divided America Nothing of the old West Winds of Wyoming republic is left besides old memories Protagonist Zara however is determined to change that by joining the undergroundebel group and helping plot the Fuhrer s assassinationThe Only Thing to Fear is creative and it has a lot of atmosphere with Nazis patrolling the streets and swastikas decorating the towns It is not however as much of an actual alternate history as I had envisioned Richmond does follow a few threads of history into the future imagining a world where the Nazi still hunt down undesirables like the Jews and encourage good Aryans to have large families to perpetuate their lines German children attend military academies and everyone else goes to work Despite all this it becomes apparent early in the book that the plot and characters could have existed in any other dystopian world With the added science fiction element some humans have developed superpowers from all the Nazis genetic tinkering this book does not need Nazis at all They add a specific flavor to the dystopian world but they are not necessaryAs for the characters Zara is an excellent protagonist one whose skills balance out her flaws She occasionally lapses into what are pet peeves for many YA The Necessary Art of Persuasion readers being overly dramatic over nothing and taking stupidisks in attempts to look brave but these are decisions she makes moments in her life they are not her defining characteristics As a whole Zara is brave and determined and beguilingly trusting in a world where she has no eason to trustLove interest Bastian is subtly swoony the forbidden German omance in a handsome six foot package He also has a spectrum of character traits strong enough to Courting Scandal renounce hisole in German society and tender enough to look after his mother in a hardened worldThe ebels could use a little work or at least a little intelligence Several years ago one of their members was captured and the plans of a vital mission were evealed during torture So one would expect them to stop evealing the full details of important plans to everyone who comes along including new ecruits whom they have no May Day reason to trust This is perhaps a silly detail buteaders may have trouble believing in the validity of a ebel group that has no idea how to properly plan a missionWhile the setting and characters are generally strong the themes of the novel disappoint Alternate history and dystopian are both genres that eadily lend themselves to exploring important life uestions and The Only Thing to Fear misses its chance to do so Although the book is about a teenager who joins a plot to kill the Fuhrer it does not Grundriss Der Kolloidchemie (Classic Reprint) really address the implications of what it means to kill someone And that is a mistake Zara is not a dystopian automaton who has beenaised to kill like the protagonists of Legend or Reboot She is a farmhand and a cleaning girl No matter how many executions she has witnessed she is not a murdererThere are also a few moments in the book where there are clear opportunities to segue into a discussion of how the Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park rebels are different from the Nazis Both are killing people they do not like So are they different If so why The book never tackles this uestion either even when it seems a second away fromaising itIn the end I Dating Habits for Happiness: The 9 Daily Success Habits To Change Your Bad Behavior, Attract Women Effortlessly, Become More Disciplined Be Happier really did enjoy The Only Thing to Fear The writing is strong and clear The characters are complex and well developed And the setting is chill inducing The book simply is not keen on philosophy or on discussing any of the themes it clearly brings up during the course of the action It is all about the show and theide and is not very concerned with what it all means which is disappointing This was liketwo and a half stars I like the idea of a young adult what if Hitler had won book My local school district does a unit on the Holocaust and genocide so I was hoping that this would be a great suggestion for the teachers to give to the kids who are interested in further Niklas Luhmanns Theorie Sozialer Systeme. Eine Einführung reading And look no it doesn t have to be filled with footnotes to back upesearch or filled with years and years of world building because the book actually takes place 80ish years after Hitler wins but there was a lot of development that I thought was missing What does the Soul of Sin rest of the world look like How does the Japanese controlled western half of the US act differently than the German controlled Eastern half I thought th This book was okay It had an interesting concept and plot but some things were very predictable aka theomance The German words made it hard for the book to flow at times It was a treacherous four and a half months of eading because the whole class wanted to move on to a different book The book ended very abruptly and left me wondering why the author would write an ending like that. Old the key to taking down the Führer for good but it also might be the very thing that destroys her Because what she has to offer the ebels is something she's spent her entire life hiding under threat of immediate execution by the Nazis In this action packed heart stopping novel of a terrifying eality that could have been Zara must decide just how far she'll go for freed.