Anastasia Romanova is supposed to be dead. Her entire family was shot without a trial by the Bolsheviks, and that is an important historical event in Russia. But behind these multiple murders lies a world of treachery, misunderstanding and countless manipulations.
Anastasia or Nastya is a brave and mischievous girl. When her family is put to exile, she shows immense strength, love, and dedication towards her family and later succumbs to death by shooting. But what is Nastya lived long enough to avenge her family? and what if certain forbidden magic was her companion?
“No amount of age, pride, or maturity could stop me from loving my papa with the heart of a little girl.”
‘Romanov’ is a brilliant and refreshing take on this popular historic event. The author combines some vulnerable characters, unsettling scenarios and just the right amount of magic and companionship. I fell in love with this family who was considered traitors, because they are so kind, compassionate and dedicated to serving Russia.
Anastasia’s bond with her family and her siblings and her love for Zash have been explored with perfection, thereby giving us characters that will stay with us long after the book is over.
I might have been slightly disappointed by the ending, but that doesn’t change the fact that the writing was quite exceptional. It is necessarily a character-driven plot and a great one at that.
🔖Romanov - Nadine Brandes🔖 This book revolves around the story of the Romanovs, the royal family of Russia that had been sent to exhile & then executed. Historians say when their bodies were found 2 were missing and hence the speculation that two of the children, Anastasia and Alexie escaped. Thats where this book comes into the picture. Hands down, i aint the type to read History books but i liked this book quite much and it was gripping. Even though i should mention i had more expectations from this book given the hype. 🔸 The book is based on a true story with some fictional elements of fantasy and magic that carries the story forward into a different direction towards the end. I liked the concept the author was trying to portray but some elements of action were a big no no for me. The whole act where Anastasia was being portrayed as a worthy main lead kinda failed big time for me. I am no doctor but a person with broken ribs riding a horse?! Pulling up a grown ass man on a train?! Jumping between a horse and a MOVING train?! That part was a bit unnecessary drag for the main lead to get her moment. 🔸 Overall for amateurs at history like me this book is a good start for those who don't want to spend time scrolling through History books but still have a small idea on the subject. 3/5🌟
. Anastasia "Nastya" Romanov is dead! At least that's what the historians believe. Her death has been the centre of conspiracy theories and speculations till centuries.
Nadine Brandes, in her story Romanov spins a story full of magic, heroism, friendship, and love. We as readers get to know the lives of the last czar of Russia. The portrayal of the Romanov family is one of the factors that worked in the book's favour.
The author went a bit ahead and laced the story with ancient magic. I loved how Brandes spun her story keeping the facts in mind.
The treachery experienced by the Romanov's will still make your heart cry for them. The bond of love that Nastya shared with her Papa and brother is portrayed beautifully.
I must admit that I am not a big fan of Zash's character and to be honest couldn't sympathize with him completely.
The book certainly has the potential to be remembered for all the right reasons.