I enjoy reading historical fiction novels immensely. I also enjoy reading about the Romanov family/dynasty. So, I was excited to read The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander, which I purchased from the FOL used bookstore in Carpinteria, California in November 2013. The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander is the third novel in the 'A Romanov Novel' series. I'd actually read the first two historical fiction novels written by Robert Alexander in the 'A Romanov Novel' series - The Kitchen Boy (which I loved reading) and Rasputin's Daughter (which was a disappointment).
I had high hopes for The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander. I wanted to love this novel. Unfortunately, I read 128 pages of The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander and decided to quit reading it altogether and move on to a more worthy book. The characters were one dimensional and flat. The writing in general felt slightly immature and juvenile to me. I felt this novel was written for a much younger audience perhaps? Let's just say I was less than captivated by my entire reading experience of The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander. Sadly for me, The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander could have been a stellar read.
Normally, I don't bother reviewing books I do not finish reading here on my blog. However, since I did finish reading more than a third of The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander, I thought I would share my feelings regarding what I did think of this novel and why I decided to quit reading it.
Do any of you quit reading books that aren't holding your interest? What makes you quit reading a book?
Below is a book trailer for The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander that I discovered on YouTube in case you were wondering more about the plot itself.
I am giving The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander a rating of 0 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!