Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Anastasia's Secret
By Susanne Dunlap
Publication date: March 2, 2010

Description from author's website:

"The youngest grand duchess in the Russian imperial family comes of age during the revolution. Her family is imprisoned, conditions become worse and worse. But Anastasia has a secret that she keeps from her family, a love that endures through the horrors of war and the privation of imprisonment and deprivation.Will her love save her from the fate her family seems destined for? Or is she a creation of a rarefied atmosphere, unable to survive without her loved ones?"

I have been fascinated with the story of Anastasia since I was a teen studying about the Russian Revolution in history class. I remember the picture in my history textbook of young Anastasia with her siblings and parents and how sad I felt when I found out their fate. Needless to say I am excited about this new novel by Susanne Dunlap. I loved The Musician's Daughter, her other YA novel so I have high hopes for Anastasia's Secret. I am not sure what angle the author will take with the story but I am sure that I will like it. Find out more about Anastasia at Anastasia Lives, a blog created by Susanne Dunlap.

What's your WoW pick this week?


  1. yes, this have been my wow pick months ago. I love the book, it looks so good and sounds fab.

  2. This sounds like a great book. I've been interested in Anastasia recently myself, and although this is fiction, I would love to read it. There is definitely the potential for it to be amazing. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Great pick, I love stories about the Romanovs. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. Oh, this definitely looks fantastic! I loved the movie Anastacia, would probably enjoy this too!

  5. This one looks good! I'm adding it to my wishlist.

  6. I've seen this one around on several blogs, and it does sound intriguing. Can't wait to read it. Great pick! :)

  7. Interesting pick. I too like the story of Anatasia. I hope that you will enjoy it.

  8. I definitely want to read this one too! I can't wait!

  9. i love anastacia. watched it in disney's movie *LOL* but i think this one will be great too =p

  10. I am really interested in the Romanov family. You should check out Dreaming Anastasia. It's a pretty new book that I really loved. :)

    I don't know if you entered the Holey Donuts giveaway or not, but if you could check out this post and do so for my blog, it would mean a TON for my family and you can enter for the book afterwards too if you wish (White Cat by Holly Black ARC)!:


  11. I can't wait for this one either! I've always been interested in the story of the Romanov family, so I'll be picking this up

  12. This sounds great! As a kid, I looooooved the animated Anastasia movie.

    My WoW pick this week is the first fiction book by a scientist, and can be found over at bookwanderer!


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