Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings and was based on Waiting on Wednesday’s, which is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. She created it to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released, but that’s not always the case. I happen to have pile upon piles of books I am excited to read, so thought this would be a fun meme in which to partake!
I’m going to be honest with you, I wasn’t a massive fan of Fawkes last year. I didn’t think it was done well and I found it pretty boring. However, I cannot resist an Anastasia retelling! This looks absolutely fabulous and I actually already preordered it. There’s a campaign here, if you also want to preorder it! Now, it IS international, but the physical swag was limited to the first 200 only. So, that’s already gone, unfortunately… The annotated chapter and recipe card sound like good swag, though! I love Russian recipes – I actually took several semesters of Russian in uni, so I’m a little bit of a Russophile. Unapologetically! Which was also a bit draw for me to this novel. So, let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Have you read this yet or is it on your TBR? What do you think of the description?
From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov. The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it. Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before. Nastya’s only chances of saving herself and her family are either to release the spell and deal with the consequences, or to enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s only dabbled in magic, but it doesn’t frighten her half as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . . That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.