Happy Monday Readers!
Today I am going to review one of the best books that I have read this year. As you know, I love reading books that have anything to do with the Romanov family, and when I heard this book was coming out this year, I knew I had to read it. Romanov by Nadine Brandes takes the tale of the Romanov family and throws a bit of magic in it.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“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.”
This book is told from Anastasia’s point of view, and the way Nadine wrote this book will transport the reader into a new world. It is mixed with fact and fiction, and the way Nadine brings this tale to life will leave you speechless. What if the Romanovs did have magic that night, would things have turned out differently or would it result in the same outcome? This book had me crying, laughing, and feeling every emotion in the book.
The true tale of the Romanovs is a horrific one, and I know a lot of people think that this is another romanticizing of the horrific truth, but it’s not. Nadine gives the reader a whole new what if story, but the way she tells it does not diminish anything that the Romanov family went through. This story in my opinion gives a new life to the Romanov tale, and Nadine doesn’t romanticize the story at all. Nadine also let’s the reader know what the facts were in the story and the parts she made up to go along with the story. The ending will leave you speechless, and I will admit when I finished reading this book I cried because it was over.
If you like reading about strong female characters, the Romanov family, and magic than you need to pick up a copy of this amazing book as soon as possible.
Go discover a new tale with Romanov magic my friends!