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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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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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I am obsessed with this alternate dust jacket from The Bookish Box 😍 the nesting dolls down the spine and the absolutely stunning artwork for the front and back... love ❤️

MoniqueReads305 😍😍 2d
tpixie Yes! Lovely!! 😍 2d
Caroline2 😯 love it 😍 2d
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Cinfhen Stunning ❤️ 2d
OrangeMooseReads Gorgeous 😍 2d
tpixie Yes!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2d
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ashesofabookdragon
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New Book Review is up! (LINK IN BIO)👀
I adore Russian history and #NadineBrandes does an AH-MAZING job with her new book #Romanov .
Russian history is fascinating and this book does a wonderful job mixing the history and the fantasy of it all.
I HIGHLY recommend this read if you have time and enjoy a good mystery/fantasy. ❤️❤️❤️ #bookaholic #bookreview #bookworm #bookish #read #reading #reader #booklovers #bookblogger #ebooks #netgalley

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danimgill
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book SO BADLY - a magical retelling of Anastasia that combines the history with the myth? Amazing! And yet.... this book was poorly paced and the magic part of the plot was pretty thinly explained.

I really liked this version of Anastasia as a character though, so that bumped my rating up a bit.

The author recommends Helen Rappaport‘s books about the Romanovs if you‘re interested in their history and I second that!

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danimgill
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Weather this nice calls for an outdoor lunch break ☀️

I‘m glad to finally be sinking my teeth into this arc, I‘m such a sucker for an Anastasia-related story!

rubyslippersreads I can‘t wait to read this! 1w
IndyHannaJones I'm looking forward to this one 1w
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ssravp
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Another “on a whim” read. I can‘t say enough great things about it. I loved it! And can we talk about that cover!?

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I am no traitor. These prisoners are no danger to our country.

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Jess_Franzino
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As mentioned in previous posts, the Romanov family meant a lot to me while growing up. Not just the mystery of Anastasia, but the Romanov family as a whole. Reading this book made me realize that though my intrigue in the Romanovs ended while I was still a teen, the heart & spirit of this remarkable family has shaped me in my writing & as a person. Though alternate history & magical realism, this book captures the spirit of my beloved Romanovs.

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Jess_Franzino
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I‘m just going to keep posting Alexei sass/snark 😂 As a kid, the old letters and journals of the Romanovs were so dear to me, that I came to love Alexei as though he were my own brother. Seeing him snark around, yet still be so noble and kind, brings me such joy.

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Jess_Franzino
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More Alexei sass. This warms my heart so much.

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Jess_Franzino
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Tsarevich Alexei: Family has been executed, is on the run, is bleeding internally.....and STILL manages some sass ♥️ As someone who grew up adoring the Romanovs, this is exactly how I imagined him based off his journals, letters, and photos.

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Cinfhen
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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OMG!!! Just when I thought I couldn‘t be surprised anymore by @LibrarianRyan another book arrived ‼️❤️ I‘ve lost count, Ryan but you‘ve spoiled me beyond measure❣️❣️❣️❣️Thank you so much 😘#BookMail #LittensAreTheBest #GiveAwaysRock 🙌🏻

LibrarianRyan This is the last one. I am glad the book made it before my letter. You never know with book depository. (edited) 2w
Kalalalatja Gorgeous cover! 2w
Cinfhen It really is a stunning cover @Kalalalatja 🥰 Ryan, do you want this copy after I attempt to read it ??? I didn‘t realize it‘s VERY YA and I‘m not sure I‘m gonna love it as much as I was hoping 😩 @LibrarianRyan I saw you posted that you were looking forward to this one and I‘d love to share it with you ❤️ 2w
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen sure. I didn‘t realize it was YA when I ordered it. (I ordered everything in December) I was surprised to see it on the YA shelf over the weekend. It‘s sounds like something I would like. But no rush. 2w
Cinfhen I didn‘t realize it was YA either when I put it on my Top 40 list @LibrarianRyan so I was surprised as well 😉 I did finally mail out that package (on Friday) so hopefully you‘ll be receiving it within 10 business days 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2w
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Shay
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Beyond excited that Litsy is finally on the web! Added links on my site this morning.

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Shay
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

For the most part, the first half of the book, which takes place before the fateful night of July 16, hews closely to the history of what we know about the Romanov‘s captivity, with a few magical and romantic twists. However, nearly half the books takes place after that night, and it is here that Brandes gallops off into the realm of pure fantasy, with mixed results.
Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2019/05/07/romanov/

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TorieStorieS
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I‘m not really sure when my interest in the Romanovs began, but I‘ve been looking forward to this one since I heard about it! This YA novel tells the post-abdication story from Anastasia‘s POV. Nastya also has an interest in magic as she works to do everything she can to save her family. The pacing is a little uneven, and the characters may seem a bit too good to be true, but the research is evident. Thanks to #NetGalley for my copy!

readordierachel Love the calendar! 2w
TorieStorieS @readordierachel Thanks!! I have a bit of a calendar obsession!!! 😊😊😊😊 2w
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Unabridged
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Happy Book Birthday to Nadine Brandes's Romanov! I read this amazing YA fantasy/historical fiction novel back in January to prepare for the @unabridgedpod interview with Nadine, and we had such a good time learning about her inspiration for the novel. Her careful research and imaginative additions resulted in a strong and compelling retelling of the tragedy of the Romanov family.

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booksavvysissy
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I was beyond stoked to get this book as an ARC! Magical Realism meets History in this fascinating take on the Romanov‘s exile and execution. I loved it and although it isn‘t a feel good story it was a good read. I felt something was missing and couldn‘t place my finger on it but still give it 4 crowns! #ya #magicalrealism #yareads

BookHoarder32 I enjoyed this one too 👑 1mo
booksavvysissy @BookHoarder32 I thought it was unique. It wasn‘t a happy read by any means but I enjoyed it! 1mo
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ladyonequestion
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I think I would have preferred this when I was younger. A retelling of the Romanov story from the point of view of Anastasia with magic realism and romance. I found the world building a little bit of an issue and the pacing alternated between really slow and then everything happening at once! Not for me, but you may love it if you are into ya and it did have some charming little elements.

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LibrarianRyan
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So I know one person who already has this pre ordered. I‘m a sucker for tales of Anastasia.

May 7

#CoverLove. #YAedition

kstadt929 Omg I think I need to look more at this one and possibly need to preorder too!!!! 2mo
SaturnDoo I like this one😊 2mo
LibrarianRyan @kstadt929 I pre ordered it for someone else, but I am sure I will be getting myself a copy as well. 2mo
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BookHoarder32 I have a copy from netgalley I need to read. Did anyone read her other book Fawkes? And what did you think? 2mo
LibrarianRyan @BookHoarder32 I have a copy Fawkes. Reading it is an entirely another question. 😁 2mo
BookHoarder32 Right?! Haha. I have a copy on my shelf too. I might read it before this one. 2mo
gimlibeesbooks I have the ARC of this. Need to start it soon 2mo
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Unabridged
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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We're so excited about our first author interview! In our newest episode of Unabridged, we talk with Nadine Brandes whose new book Romanov is coming out on May 7. Take a listen on your favorite podcast catcher and pre-order Romanov!

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throwmeabook
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Some great new YA novels to look forward to in Spring/Summer 2019. #netgalley #buzzbooks

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Ravenclawsbookshelf
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Day 18- I am so anxiously waiting the tagged book. #MusicalNewYear

vivastory Not familiar with this one... 4mo
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BookishTrish
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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*Stops reading* Googles “Are cougars silent?”

nudibranch 🤣 YAAAASSS 5mo
Lcsmcat Well, are they? 5mo
BookishTrish @Lcsmcat They are stealth kitties 5mo
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valeriegeary Oh yes. I was talking to a woman who runs the cougar exhibit at our local zoo once and she was telling me how she used to track cougars in the wild with their gps collars and sometimes they'd be right on top of the signal but still couldn't find the cat because they are so good at disappearing 😳🙈 5mo
BookishTrish @valeriegeary Thanks for sharing. The things you learn reading YA fantasy about the Romanovs. 5mo
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BookishTrish
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Holy rainy morning #ARC #netgalley #Romanov

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BookishTrish
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So many great lines in this book. I‘m not 💯 on the plot or characters but I love these moments of great writing.

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LazyDays 👏👏 5mo
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I do not like Zash at all.

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I am NOT feeling Zash at all.

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BookishTrish
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Insomnia reading view #Roxanne #turnontheredlight

FantasyChick Oooh let me know what you think of this one! I struggled with it a bit but devoured the second half! 5mo
Ravenclawsbookshelf I have a pre order for this! Let me know what you think? 5mo
BookishTrish @FantasyChick @Ravenclawsbookshelf Will do! So far I‘m thinking it feels a bit gimmicky and im not 100% into the characters. I like the explanation for the tsarina‘s close relationship with Rasputin a lot. 5mo
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BookishTrish
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Reading in the dark while waiting for my birthday celebration to begin! #wakeupsleepyheads #coffeeinbediscoming

Lindy Happy birthday 🎂❣️ 5mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎉🎂📚📚 5mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎁🎈 5mo
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Dragon Happy birthday 🥳🎂🎉 5mo
JoScho Happy Birthday 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 5mo
Laura317 Happy Birthday! 🎈🎊🎁🎂🎉 I love your orange lamp. 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉🎁 5mo
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Evening reading view. Happy Holidays, Littens! Xoxo

MrBook 😻😻😻 5mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 5mo
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
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CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄 ❤️ 5mo
robinb ❤️💚❤️💚 5mo
Simona Happy holidays to you too❣️ 5mo
AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
Ravenclawsbookshelf Merry Christmas. I pre ordered that book and I'm so excited to read it. 5mo
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introvertedbooks
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Pretty new #arcs from work! Finally getting back into reading and cant wait to read these two!

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Jen_Reads
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I started this one today from #netgalley. So far I‘m liking it.

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amsu311
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An imaginative version of what could have happened to Anastasia and Alexei.
Reading this book, I find that Anastasia @ Natsya is quite selfish & a bit prideful...

#Romanov #NetGalley
#Goodreads2018ReadingChallenge

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bookish.mum
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I'm so excited to be a part of the #coverreveal today for Nadine Brandes next book Romanov.

Romanov releases May 7, 2019
This standalone is a YA historical fantasy retelling of Anastasia

Romanov is up for pre-order now!

#nadinebrandes #romanov #romanovbook #bookworm #bookdragon #coverlove

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