Review: Anastasia’s Secret

Title: Anastasia’s Secret
Author: Susanne Dunlap
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Release Date: March 2nd 2010
Pages: 352
Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Young Adult
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❝ For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia’s last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family’s future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death?

Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap’s new novel is a haunting vision of the life-and love story-of Russia’s last princess.

After having written a huge paper for history about the Romanov family and their execution, I really got into their story. Yet most of the books I consulted for information were dull and quite boring, until I came across Anastasia’s Secret. Despite the fact that it was fiction, I wanted to give it a try anyway and it has been a fun read. Continue reading