St Punishment is swift and brutal there is no messing around with this totalitarian regime The Capitol of Panem couldn t hold a matchstick to this overnment And while the story takes place eighty years later there s still a 40 s era charm to the styleI sympathized with Zara who has lost so much Her mother shot in an Alliance raid Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders gone wrong humbled and humiliated at every turn hiding in constant fear of her powers being discovered She has a fighting spirit and wants to do everything she can to oppose the Nazis Sometimes this led to face palm worthy brash actions This brashness also made me sympathize with her Uncle Red Loss and fear made him cautious Iot tired of his inaction but I understoodWhat surprised me most though was your lack of a love triangle You had the setup Bastian a entle kind handsome German boy who wants to join the Alliance and Garrison the rugged courageous rebel leader Both very likable young men both a little older than Zara I have seen this a thousand times Only Thing to Fear love triangleNo Garrison is hardly in the book and Zara doesn t notice him beyond him being the courageous rebel leader someone to admire Her affections are solidly engaged by Bastian and Garrison thinks of her as a kid This threw me for a pleasantly surprising loop No love triangle I m still confoundedYour plot was ood I thoroughly enjoyed it I was happy that I could totally side with the rebels and I appreciated how you took the time to world build without slowing down But towards the end you started Gandhi Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age going too fast and before I knew it you were over Your ending is very open no seuel but certainly room for one if Caroline Tung Richmond decided to write one So I can t accuse you of being too tidy you weren t It s very clear that this is just the beginning But as Zara progressed through her mission I kept saying to myself Wait wait slow down This is already happeningI loved you Only Thing to Fear You were near perfection Believableood characters a frightening what if and an ending that just came too fast But I m not sure I can hold that against youFeeling pleased Mara Okay Wow The first time we were introduced to this book I was thinking OH MY GOD This is Les Innocents gonna rock Actually no But youet the point The back of the book seemed like a different world that would introduce new perspectives The title back of the book and beginning pages seemed really interesting But once we actually started to read the book I thought that it was I Was A Stranger 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 romance Also the set up of the book seemed really odd to me like it was backwards andor it missed important scenarios or situations Overall I would not read this book again and it wasn t asood as I thought it was onna be In an alternate universe Hitler and the Nazis won Zara is a young teenager who helps her only relative her Uncle around the farm Growing cabbage for the military troops this is her life When she starts to et attention from a young German teen she realizes there might be hope after all Will he betray her of help save the rebellion 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 reat to see I wasn t surprised at all that Japan and Italy would be their allies To see the prejudice and
racism that happened between her and others is also a iven I that happened between her and others is also a iven I 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 ave 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 romance Even though it wasn t a big didn t think was necessary was the romance Even though it wasn t a big 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 reading 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 rules 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 racesI 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 re 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 Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth 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 li. On in the Eastern America Territories Under the iron rule of the Nazis theovernment strives to maintain a master race controlling everything from jobs to 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts genetics Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing Zara dreams of the free America she's only read about in banned books A revolution isrowing and a rogue rebel roup is plotting a deadly coup Zara might Three stars An interesting read 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 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 Rebels rise up and take back America from the NazisWhat I LikedNothing To Fear presents a frightening alternate history In this book we et a limpse 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 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 enes that Hello, Snow! gives them fantastic abilities I was surprised to discover the whole X Men theme in this but I ended up enjoying it For all you romance lovers there is a tiny hint of a forbidden romance It starts out as an unexpected friendship and alliance and then it slowly moves into something The romance hasn t fully rooted or developed but I liked that It is subtle and of a background story The world building isood 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 one 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 completely resolved This book was published back in 2014 but at the time of this 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 her reckless behavior She is a character that 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 proof and someone who can control minds that sound familiar There is an ongoing theme regarding Zara s mother and her death There is little information on exactly how she died during the failed raid 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 overned 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 read 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 row and mature if there is a seuel I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest
review All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this reviewPostedRainy Day Ramblings Dear All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this reviewPostedRainy Day Ramblings Dear Only Thing to FearAll I needed to do was see your cover and read your synopsis and I immediately wanted to 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 "the battlefront an uneasy truce has existed between the 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 o unnoticed because if the Nazis knew what she was a non German Anomaly she d be shot But war is brewing The Soviets are etting restless 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 accuracy Only Thing to Fear Minus the Anomalies and their superhero powers you present a very believable image of what the world might have been like had the Allies lo. In a stunning reimagining 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 enetically engineered super soldiers America has been carved up by the victors and 16 year old Zara lives a life of oppressi. .
Caroline Tung Richmond à 9 DownloadKe Captain America and Red Skull I looked up these characters and realized wait this plot line has been done beforePlease stop taking history and twisting it to the point in which I have to explain to my students that no the Avengers did not save us during the Cuban Missile crisis Maybe I would recommend this book to a teen who loves comics Beyond that I want to screamAnd FDR s Only Thing to Fear speech was about the Great Depression 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 start 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 raised 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 rule She could not wait to be old enough to join them Before she could reach the coveted age though a mission went terribly wrong and Uncle Red s attitude was adversely affected Compounding an already complex matter in her Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood grief and frustration Zara s power emerged No one was stunned than she was to discover that she was an AnomalySelect Germans had beenifted with powers enabling them to conuer the Allies so many years ago The remaining Anomalies serve in an elite division of the Nazi military When the rare 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 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 of reasons none of them Forbidden Reading good Most worrisome 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 notratuitous but rather allowed the narrative to wrap up a bit naturally with an authentic feel This review 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 readers to a world where Hitler won WWII and the Axis powers divided America Nothing of the old republic is left besides old memories Protagonist Zara however is determined to change that by joining the underground rebel roup and helping plot the Fuhrer s assassinationThe Only Thing to Fear is creative and it has a lot of
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"Not However As Much "however as much 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 ood Aryans to have large families to perpetuate their lines German children attend military academies and everyone else Future Focus goes to work Despite all this it 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 andenocide so I was hoping that this would be a Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History: Documents and Essays great suggestion for the teachers toive to the kids who are interested in further reading And look no it doesn t have to be filled with footnotes to back up research 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 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 that the science fiction element of powers stemming from A Sting in the Tale gene work wasn t a terrible idea because of the Nazi obsession withenetics But of course Zara the main character ets to be one of the super rare ones I uess that s to be expected With the lack of world building came the Nazis who in my humble opinion could have been worse We et people saying cruel things to Zara because she is bi racial and there is a public execution the people live in poverty but I don t know I think Richmond went a little soft handed with this Overall it wasn t terrible I doubt I d read it again and I wouldn t extol its virtues to teachers but it has an interesting premise that unfortunately it doesn t deliver This book was okay It had an interesting concept and plot but some
things were verywere very aka the romance The German words made it hard for the book to flow at times It was a treacherous four and a half months of reading 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 ood but it also might be the very thing that destroys her Because what she has to offer the rebels 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 reality that could have been Zara must decide just how far she'll o for freed. .