Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble


(I was supposed to post this yesterday, but blogger was being mean to me. So, here is my review)

First of all, let me just say that I love the title of this book. I don't really know why. It may be the word Dreaming. I like the word Dreaming. But, I LOVE the title. Ok, on with the review...

Sixteen year old Anne thinks her life is pretty ordinary – until she smacks into handsome, mysterious, and okay, annoying Ethan on her way to chemistry class. Now Anne has powers she doesn’t understand, a history altering mission she may not want, and a growing attraction to this blue-eyed stranger. And Ethan- who at eighteen made some choices he’s starting to regret – realizes that Anne is the girl for whom he’s been searching – for a very, very long time. Stir in doomed Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia – who is definitely not quite as dead as the history books say – and Baba Yaga, the legendary witch from Russian folklore, and you’ve got DREAMING ANASTASIA, a contemporary YA fantasy that alternates between the voices of Anne, Ethan, and Anastasia as Anne and Ethan join forces to battle the bad guys and save Anastasia. Only problem is – no one’s quite sure who’s really bad and who’s good. And everyone has some secrets.


This is the sort of book that is bad for readers. Weather they are a blogger, a student, or just someone who enjoys reading. Why is it bad, you may ask? It is bad because within the first few sentences, the story pulls you in. I admit, that it took me a few times to start reading it. But, after I actually sat down at focused, I really liked this novel. I think Joy Preble is a very good writer and I am looking forward to her future books. Dreaming Anastasia was definitely a book that I recommend.


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2 comments:

prophecygirl said...

I wasn't sure about this one, but I might give it a try. The cover is definitely drawing me in. Thanks for reviewing!

bookjourney said...

It was a great read - I really enjoyed it!