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I am excited to announce that Dreaming Anastasia now has a book trailer!  I read this book last fall and really enjoyed it.

Dreaming Anastasia


Anastasia Romanov knows she should be dead; she watched her family fall in a hail of gunfire. Instead, something, or someone, saved her. Trapped and scared in a magical hut with a witch who may be friend or foe, she begins to come to grips with the truth about her situation: that some fates are WORSE than death.

In her dreams, sixteen year old Anne Michaelson is somewhere else. She is someone else. The dreams feel as real as her waking life and they terrify her. This is not good for her social life! Aside from that, Anne thinks her life is pretty ordinary – until she runs into handsome, mysterious, and (okay) annoying Ethan on her way to chemistry class. Now Anne has powers she doesn’t understand, a history-altering mission she doesn’t want, and a growing attraction to a blue-eyed stranger that seems to be stalking her! And when Ethan realizes that Anne is the girl he’s been searching for, things start to get a little surreal! Despite her skepticism and reluctance, Anne quickly realizes that you don’t need to be imprisoned to be trapped! Stir in the doomed Duchess Anastasia, who is not quite as dead as the history books say, and the Baba Yaga, a legendary witch from Russian folklore, and you’ve got Dreaming Anastasia by debut novelist Joy Preble.

My review of Dreaming Anastasia

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Posted on January 19, 2010, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. This is SO exciting! I love it! You donated this book as a book review ! I’m going to update the post to include the trailer! Thanks!

  2. What a cool trailer! Sounds like an interesting read, and I love books with Baba Yaga!

  3. *sigh* It does sound good.

    But the fact that the real Anastasia died with her family (a few years ago they found her body buried a few hundred metres away from the rest of the family) would just spoil it for me. I like books based on historical figures, and I think the Romanov story is fascinating and tragic… but the fact that Anastasia did die with her family would just spoil the book for me. :-(

    Baba Yaga, however, is awesome. :-)

    • Ruth, I dont know much about the Anastasia history. The whole Baba Yaga thing I had never heard of so for me that was really interesting to look up information on that! :)

  4. The trailer is fabulous! I can’t wait to read the book.

  5. I remember reading your review. I really thought the book sounded good. The trailer is very nice. I have to say I love the blue eyes in the trailer.

    I have heard mixed thoughts on the book. I am still curious about it though. Its on my list to get and read, at some point here.

    Thanks for sharing the trailer!

  6. How fabulous. YOu have found a book that I haven’t seen yet, that oozes fabulousness. I want it!

  7. This sounds like it would be a really good read! Love the historical aspect of it as well!

  8. This looks like a beautiful book to read!

  9. Good trailer. Sounds like a book my teens will enjoy. I get to read it first :o)

  10. wow! What an incredible trailer! I love the stories about the Imperial family…may have to look this one up!

  11. Went back and read your review. I need to get this book. Would hope our YA patrons would like it, but I know I will.

    • I think they will like it Pat – it has that underlying romance that YA readers loved in Twilight. Hate to keep using that as an example but that is accurate.

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