Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@simonteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:


There’s a heavy price to pay for royalty in this compelling—and true—story of Anastasia Romanov and fellow grand duchesses of Russia, from an award-winning novelist.

It’s summer in 1914 and the Romanovs are aboard the Standart, the Russian royal yacht. Tsar Nicholas, Tsaritsa Alexandra, their four daughters, and the youngest child, Tsarevitch Alexei, are sailing to Romania to meet Crown Prince Carol and his parents. It seems like a fairy tale existence for the four grand duchesses, dressed in beautiful clothes, traveling from palace to palace. But it’s not.

Life inside the palace is far from a fairy tale. The girls’ younger brother suffers from an excruciatingly painful and deadly blood disease, and their parents have chosen to shield the Russian people from the severity of the future tsar’s condition. The secrets and strain are hard on the family, and conditions are equally dire beyond the palace walls. Peasants chafe under the burden of extreme poverty and Tsar Nicholas’s leadership power weakens. And when the unthinkable happens—Germany declares war on Russia—nothing in Anastasia’s world will ever be the same.

published April 7, 2015 by Simon & Schuster
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Why? This one's a pretty simple 'why': It's YA historical fiction, it's about the Romanovs. That's really all I need.

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!


  1. I LOVE historical fiction! I've not heard of Anastasia and Her Sisters before. Thanks for putting it on my radar because this sounds fantastic! Great pick :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Books Unbound

  2. I do love historical fiction, I'll have to check this one out. Great pick!
    Check out my WOW


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