Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm waiting on:

Release date: June 14, 2011

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; then Tatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand dutchesses living a life steeped in tradition and priviledge. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together--sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.
But in a gunshot the future changes for these sisters and for Russia.
As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny, and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.

At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naive and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.


I thought I'd mention it this week because I just joined the YA Historical Fiction Challenge over at YA Bliss.

I'm so excited for this book! The story of the Romanov's is so fascinating and the mystery behind Anastasia is something that has interested me for a long time. It has the added bonus of being released mid-June which is a time of the year I am always in the mood to read historical fiction. It's so high on my list right now, I can hardly believe I don't have it in my hands already.



  1. Wow! Great blurb. I dont know if I would have noticed this book.

    Here is my pick:

  2. I love historical fiction! The only historical fiction book I've read about the Romanovs was Anastasia's Secret. This one is making the TBR list!

    My WOW

  3. I'm looking forward to this one too!