"A simple revolution. A simple set of murders. My family, destroyed one by one in front of my eyes. Their screams. Their cries for mercy. And a storm in a room where no storm could exist. A thick, black cloud that deepened and swirled and cracked open the ceiling. A giant pair of handsthe same hands that now clutch a cup of sweet teathat closed about me and carried me here. And suddenly, I knew how not simple it all really was.
Anne is having unusual, reoccurring dreams. Dreams of a little girl in a white, blood spattered dress who watches her family be murdered one by one and is then scooped into oblivion by a giant pair of hands. Shes not too worried, though. What she needs to think about is getting into a good college&
Ethan has finally found her. The girl who could help him rescue the Grand Duchess Anastasia, imprisoned for all these years by the witch Baba Yaga. Now if only he could convince Anne to accept her destiny, to accept him&
Soon Anne wont have a choice. Meeting Ethan sets events into motion, events that have been waiting over a hundred years to finally play out. Can Anne accept her powers, and her destiny, in time to rescue Anastasia? What if she cant? Theres just something about Ethan she cant quite trust&
Both Anne and Ethan will have to work together, put aside their feelings, and accept their pasts to defeat an ancient, powerful magic.
Joy Preble has given readers an intriguing tale of magic, tragedy, love, and betrayal. She opens up the question: What really did happen to Anastasia? Did she die with her family, or did she escape somehow? Be prepared to fall into this story; your heart will ache for the characters and what theyve suffered, especially Anastasia. Lovers of fantasy and romance will not be disappointed, and a sudden twist at the end will leave readers eyes wide and mouths agape. Dreaming Anastasia is a wondrous novel, informative and enchanting. Ive always been fascinated with the tale of Czar Nicholas and his family, and this novel gives me a whole new viewpoint than that of history or the charming cartoon movie. Dreaming Anastasia will most definitely be gracing my shelves from now on.