Review: Dreaming Anastasia

Sep •  4 •  2011
Review: Dreaming AnastasiaDreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
Published by Sourcebooks on September 1st 2009
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Bought
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"What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?
Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead.
In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…"


I really like how the author really interpreted such a classic tale in to something new. I love it when authors do that!! It gives me a whole new fresh picture of the story of Anastasia Romanov.

The story line of this story is amazing! I love the new concept of the story and how it flows. I love the history of the Romanov’s and what happen to Anastasia. Ms. Preble did an great job in pulling the reader from the very first page. Heck, I was hooked. I loved that right from the started the action and mystery of Anastasia began, and just kept on rolling.

The characters were really unique. I loved Anne and her fierceness. She is so strong and not intimidated. Her character knew much because she went through so much. I admired Anna for her strength and wiliness to help Anastasia. The character that came out to me the most, is the best friend. She is absolutely amazing! I loved how supportive she was instead of the normal jealousy stuff.

Overall, this is a great book! I loved the pacing of the book. Many surprises were revealed little by little, but not too much to over whelm the reader. As the reader continues reading, your are sucked into a world of great story told over many years!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Valia Lind
    Sep 4, 2011

    I adore this book so much!!!! Being born and raised in St. Petersburg, this book holds a special place in my heart. I totally agree how Joy took the classic story and made it her own!! Great review! 🙂

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  3. Fantastic review Savy! I really enjoyed the concept of this book too 🙂

  4. bumpsintheroadblog
    Sep 4, 2011

    I have this book on my Nook and I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Now I’m going to movie it up the list! Great review 🙂

  5. KTJ
    Sep 4, 2011

    I’ve always been a big fan of the tale of Anatasia!
    This will definitely be going on my list!
    Great Review!