Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
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.
I not only adore this cover but the summary! I love Russian history/folklore and have a few books on Anastasia Czar Nicholas' family so I know some of the historical side of things and would love to read a fiction book with some of that in it. (Duchess Below Stairs was one and I loved it so I really am interested in this story as well--especially as it's so different but contains some of the same historical elements).
I want this book!!
(September 1, 2009)
*Summary from Joy Preble's website