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Romanov
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov. The history books say I died. They don't know the half of it. Anastasia "Nastya" Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family's only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he's hunted Romanov before. Nastya's only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn't act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya's never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn't frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . . That is, until she's on one side of a firing squad . . . and he's on the other.
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Johanna414
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Anastasia was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I've always been interested in the Romanov family. I really liked this retelling because the author managed to turn it into a YA fantasy, while also maintaining a lot of historical accuracy. I think I preferred the first half of the book which was all about the Romanov family's relationships with each other.

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Johanna414
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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My parents bought a Star Wars crochet kit for my kids to give me for Christmas, resulting in half the family putting in requests - my dad thought it was hilarious... 🙄
Seemed like a good night for #audiocrochet so I'm starting on a Yoda for my son.

Bookzombie So cute! Can‘t wait to see when it‘s complete. 5mo
QuietlyLaura That‘s so cute! ☺️ 5mo
AlaMich Wow, that‘s adorable! Almost makes me want to learn to crochet. Almost. 😅 5mo
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Johanna414
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Santa has officially made it to our house, so I can finally sit down and start one of the books @LittleMouse5708 got me for Christmas!

CoverToCoverGirl Enjoy! 🎄💚🎄 5mo
Linsy Beautiful cover!!! 5mo
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BookBr
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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A really thoughtful exploration of the bonds of family, what love really is, and how to stay true to yourself in the face of evil. And a spark of magic to leaven the tragedy. The characters were well drawn and the plot, if constrained somewhat by historical facts, was engaging and moved well. Really enjoyed it!

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BookBr
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The strength and purpose of the characters so far is remarkable...

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BookBr
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Halfway through Sunday chores, I feel justified in a coffee break with my Mother‘s Day present...
#ya #sundayreads #curlupandread

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Jody3
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I would recommend Romanov, although I feel it should have either been completely balls-to-the-wall fantasy or remove that element completely and make it a purely historical tale as it felt somewhat incomplete as is.

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sparrowssavvy
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

I have really mixed feelings on this book. The premise was awesome and had so much potential. I just felt like there was so much more that could be done with the concept than what was. It just left me rather underwhelmed. Gorgeous cover though.

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emkate23
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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This book was outstanding!! Nadine Brandes BEAUTIFULLY combined history with fiction and fantasy. It was impossible to put down and extremely inspiring for me.

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Wildly_Bookish
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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While I wait for my library hold on Blood & Honey to come through, I'm jumping into this one. Super excited!

Read-y_Picker ❤ a Romanov story!! 2y
CloakNQuill the cover 😍 2y
Wildly_Bookish Right!? 2y
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downtherabbithole
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Being in quarantine has given me the opportunity to read so much more than before. Romanov was a slow burn, but I enjoyed the historical facts and the magic woven into it.

Powered_By_Plants Yay me too 🥰 , it‘s nice that there are some positives to come out of this. love this cover 2y
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Cathern
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

This one I wanted to love but I. Just. Couldn't. I don't know. I wasn't interested until chapter 16 and for any book thats tough to recover from. The only reason I didn't bail on this book is because I follow the author on Instagram and adore her. Plus growing up I wasn't allowed to abandon a book unfinished. Other than that, this book would have been tossed aside. Nadine said she excels more when not under deadline. Example. This book.

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Addison_Reads
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Although I doubt much of this book is historically accurate in regards to Russian history, it did make for a fun YA novel full of family, secrets, and magic.

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Red_Pradas
Romanov | Nadine Brandes

Finished the second book of this readathon! Both were audiobooks, so ngl, I'm not feeling super duper accomplished with my reading so far. However, I am about 150 pages away from finishing my physical read and I have definitely learned how fast (or slow) of a reader I actually am, which is valuable knowledge for future readathons! 😂🎧📚 #febs2dayathon

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Red_Pradas
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Finally less than 3 hours on this one! Liking it a lot, it's mostly just painful to have headphones on to listen to it properly 👂🎧 The final part promises to be interesting to say the least 😉 #febs2dayathon

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Red_Pradas
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Today marks the beginning of the #febs2dayathon which is an idea created by myself and @okthislooksbad ? It is a two day readathon, starting today at 11 AM ? The aim is to not only read a much as possible, but also to make a serious dent in our personal TBRs because they get out of hand ? So here is my (very ambitious) TBR for this readathon, including "Romanov" by Nadine Brandes as my audiobook ? Let's see how this goes! ?

LiteraryinLawrence Welcome to Litsy and enjoy your readathon! 2y
Red_Pradas @LiteraryinLititz Thank you so much 😁 Definitely enjoying the readathon a lot 📚 It's getting me out of my reading slump 💖 2y
Trashcanman Welcome to Litsy! #newfish #justjoking 2y
Red_Pradas @Trashcanman Thank you so much 😁 2y
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hes7
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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A few more #JumpStart2020 reads

-Romanov ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
-Heidi‘s Guide to Four Letter Words ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Forbidden ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Read.Em.And.Eat
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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The review of this beauty went up on the Blog yesterday! Definitely one of my new favourite books! Check it out at:

Www.reademandeatblog.wordpress.com

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jenniferw88
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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@Cinfhen thank you so much for your sweet note, the book, soaps, talisman and bookmarks - it was very kind of you & I'll treasure everything. I'm afraid I had to open early as it was coming unwrapped!

Velvetfur That's all so pretty! 😊 2y
Cinfhen That‘s ok!! I‘m glad it arrived and welcome back❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 2y
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Deardaze
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I‘m in love with both of these covers, couldn‘t help buying myself some books when I went out gift shopping 😅

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kitkatdallibooks
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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#TBRread #wintergames #slaybells @Clwojick @StayCurious
Finished this last night! I thought it was very historical and the parts that strayed (magic is involved) still made up a interesting story. This story pulled me right in.

MidnightBookGirl Love that cover and am very interested in the Romanov family! 16 pts! 2y
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leilanis_reading
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I really loved this book, the beginning was slow but once it picked up I really loved it and had to make it to the finish. I love how it focused on family and Nastya instead of a love story like alot of other YA books.

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kitkatdallibooks
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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My TBR for December!
1. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
2. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
4. The witch doesn't burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace
5. The nutcracker and other Christmas tales by unknown
6. The Wicked King by Holly Black
7. The princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
8. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Septys
#wintergames #slaybells @Clwojick@StayCurious

fakesteph I LOVED With the Fire on High. 2y
kitkatdallibooks @fakesteph I got it in a once upon a book box club so there's treats to go with it 2y
fakesteph Ohhhhh 2y
MidnightBookGirl Great stack! The Fountains of Silence is one of my top reads of 2019! 1pt! 2y
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BookishMum92
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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My next read and I‘m really excited about this one 😊

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FantasyChick
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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mylifeas_marissa
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Excited to read these!

TorieStorieS I have read and enjoyed 2/3s of these!! I hope you do too!! 3y
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throwmeabook
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

A historical retelling of Anastasia and the Romanovs with the promise of magic and an absolutely gorgeous cover - how could you not want to read this, right? What I got was a blatantly biased and vague historical retelling, with no explanation or real development of the magic and spell making process until the very end. This might be more suitable for a younger audience, not necessarily knowledgable of Russian history. ⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

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adultishbookworm
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Switching back and forth between my many current reads. 😂 Loving this one so far. 😍

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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This book was made for me. I am a sucker for wary 1900 Russia, romanovs, ya, and magic. This one used some real facts and added in a sci fi element. The magic had no real rules, which was frustrating. But I was all in.

tpixie I have not read the book yet but after listening to this podcast I really want to! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unabridged/id1344633333?i=1000432556913. @UnabridgedPod (edited) 3y
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AlizaApp
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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The last days of the Romanov family in exile, from the perspective of Anastasia. But in this version there is magic and romance with one of the guards, because YA. I liked the idea but the execution lacked world-building and left me with a lot of questions.

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abookishbutterfly
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I‘ve really fallen behind on the prompts this week. It‘s just been so busy and chaotic here! I definitely cannot make up for all of them but I really wanted to do this one since I am so excited about this book that I purchased with my birthday gift card. This is one of my favorite topics to explore is history and historical fiction.

#russia #letsflyjuly @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Pretty cover! 😊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover! 3y
Birdsong28 If you like historical fiction in this time period try 3y
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Birdsong28 Then it's sequel 3y
abookishbutterfly @Birdsong28 Thanks! I‘ll look into those. I‘ve already read 3y
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abookishbutterfly
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I strive to take nice book photos but not everyone here is supportive of my work.

tournevis 😂😂 3y
wanderinglynn 😂❤️❤️❤️ 3y
TheSpineView 🤣 3y
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cookreadsleep
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
Mehso-so

I didn‘t know much about the Romanovs or Russian history before reading this book and i don‘t think i can say differently after finishing it. These characters could have been random people in a fictional story, but for occasionally references to royalty and hemophilia. The story was alright but nothing earth shattering. Very basic, presumably designed for a YA audience, as there was no nuance to anything and heavy focus on the romantic interests.

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Kalalalatja
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed getting swept away to a magical Russia, I couldn‘t overlook the biased view of the Russian Revolution, the lack of explanation of the magical system, and the too neat ending. It was a quick read, and I really liked the imagined character of Anastasia, but I missed some nuance.

JennyM Shame it didn‘t quite hold up to it‘s promise. It looks beautiful on your shelf though! 3y
Kalalalatja @JennyM it is quite the cover 👌 I think it is great for a younger audience, but it didn‘t hit all the spots, for me 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

I GREW up on Anastasia + the magic and romanticism of the monarchy helped me see this as fictional play on one of my fav movie rather than the Romanovs of history. I like how this book took the ill fated Romanov's and gave Anastasia a character. A personality. Sure, the plot and history and politics seemed VERY biased but whatever. It however does struggle with defining the magic system. That aside, I see myself rereading this 🤷🤷🤷

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful collection 💗📚 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck.

If my Russian history background ruins this, imma be PISSSSSSED.

The_Heeler_Booklife I still need to write my review on it, but I didn‘t like it. 🙈 I hope you enjoy it more than me and it has promising parts to it. 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @allthingskayla sounds kinda like Fawkes by Nadine Brandes as well. 3y
Sapphire Interested to see what you think before I stack it... 3y
BookishTrish It might ruin it. It kinda did for me. Sorry. 🇨🇦 3y
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Kalalalatja
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Weekend mornings done right 👌

My bf is still snoozing, and in trying to ignore the fact that it will be 29 degrees today, by reading a retelling of the story of Anastasia Romanov.

#currentlyreading

JennyM The best start to the day. Enjoy 😊 3y
ju.ca.no Such a pretty cover😍 3y
mellissimo I recently read an advertisement for this book. It sounds very interesting. I'm curious how you will like it! :) 3y
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Preciouz29
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
Mehso-so

I thought I would love this so much, but alas, I didn‘t. It wasn‘t paced well and I had a hard getting through the book. Also, I really wish more had been explained, especially about magic.

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Emily2002
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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“For the name alone bound to my blood like a Bolshevik is bound to the Russian Revolution I am destined to die,because not even loyal blood can stop bullets.” I absolutely adored this book so much it was PHENOMENAL! And AMAZING! Romanov was so beautifully written I just loved it,Alexei was amazing he was adorable and just a boy,I cried happy tears when it ended,Zash and Nastya are just so cute!!! Awwwwww!! 💕💕💕💕I totally recommend to anyone!

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Emily2002
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I just started reading Romanov and it‘s just so GOOD! So far I‘m only like five pages in though but I‘m seriously going to enjoy it though,if you‘re wondering I‘m a huge Anastasia fan and I absolutely adore the broadway production of Anastasia it‘s phenomenal! And the songs are just so great I‘m just going to read now!!
Happy Reading!!📚📚
#Anastasia #Romanov

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Loric
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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A perfect blend of history and fantasy are woven together to create an intriguing tapestry of tragedy and hope in this unique retelling of the Romanov family. This story has a perfect balance of dark and light. A somber read yet the author did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life with such clarity and compassion, that she created a far more beautiful story of humility, courage, loyalty, love. The narration is wonderful

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ladym30
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Book mail! Perfect on a rainy day!

rubyslippersreads That cover! 3y
ladym30 @rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Kalalalatja
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Well, I‘m certainly a lucky lady today! Somebody, and I have NO IDEA who, has sent me some surprise #bookmail, which I‘m super excited about! I just really want to thank the person, who has been so kind, so please, let me know if you are the generous Litten ❤️❤️

#Littensarethebest

TrishB How cool 👍🏻 3y
Cathythoughts Ahhhh ... how very sweet of someone 😍 3y
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squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 3y
Avanders Yay!! It took forever to get there!! It‘s a Congratulations on your new job!! ♥️♥️ 3y
LeahBergen How wonderful! ❤️ 3y
Kalalalatja @Avanders you truly are a little #bookfairy! Thank you so, so much 💕 it is so sweet of you, and it really made my day! 3y
Kalalalatja @TrishB @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @squirrelbrain @LeahBergen I love being surprised, and this was certainly one of the better ones ❤️ 3y
squirrelbrain How lovely @Avanders ! I didn‘t receive an email from you about the stickers and I wondered if it had gone missing? @Kalalalatja - I can send you some Litsy stickers too if you‘d like? Email me on helenharrogate at gmail dot com 3y
BarbaraBB How thoughtful 💜 3y
Avanders @Kalalalatja you‘re quite welcome — hope you‘re loving it!! 😘♥️🥰 3y
Avanders @squirrelbrain thank you for reminding me and for being so sweet and generous w your offer! I‘ve (finally) emailed you 🤗😘♥️ 3y
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ulrichyumiodd
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I enjoyed Nadine Brandes‘ reimagination of Romanov history in a world mixed with magic. The magic system is not explained in details, which is a shame, but it plays a wonderful role as a background element to the revolution. The characters felt very real, so their pains and struggles touched me deeply.

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coral_chanel
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Book Mail 💌 📖
ROMANOV 💛♥️
‘Not even royal blood can stop bullets‘
Soooo excited to start this, definitely know what I‘m doing for the rest of my day now 😁



#newbook #romanov #preorderbooks #bookstagram #bookworm #bookphotography #bookcover #bookblogger #nadinebrandes #bookaesthetic

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cbowlin1921
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Picked this up from the library today after putting it on hold and I just couldn‘t wait to start it! Two of my favorite genres in one book so I‘m very excited!

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MichelleMBruhn
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I‘m not a fan of historical fiction, so I was skeptical about this historical fantasy. But, as I and those who recommended the book hoped, I was sucked in from the first chapter!
The characters are wonderful, their struggles are real, and the ink magic is intriguing. I typically buy books I‘m not sure I‘m going to like on Kindle. I‘m going to have to purchase a physical copy now!

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Marmie7
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#bookmail #preorder I received my extra goodies for preordering Romanov! A recipe for Russian Borscht, signed book plate, sticker, and bookmark. Also got a sweet note from the author. So cool!

tpixie This is so incredible!! How did you know to preorder?? The Romanov s!!!! 3y
Marmie7 @tpixie I try to check out upcoming releases on Amazon to see if anything goods coming out. Then I came across a post about preorders that had extras and just signed up for the extras. I can't remember where I read the post though. 3y
tpixie @Marmie7 awesomeness!!! Congrats! 🥳📚🥳 3y
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Read from 5/7-5/26

Characters- 5 stars

Everyone from the Romanov family you know to Zash, the Bolshevik who was their guard was a delight.

Plot 5 stars

So the plot of this book takes a new direction about halfway thorough the book, and this is great because otherwise it would be like a rehash of what you already know, and would have no original story paired with it.

Pace 5 stars

The was of this book was excellent.

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