Thursday, October 15, 2020

Romanov by Nadine Brandes


I love reading historical fiction. I am also fascinated by almost anything pertaining to the Romanov Dynasty. So with that said, I couldn't pass up listening to the unabridged audio version of Romanov by Nadine Brandes and narrated by Jessica Ball.

Listening time for Romanov by Nadine Brandes is 11 hours, 2 minutes.

I truly enjoyed listening to Romanov by Nadine Brandes. It has a great storyline, good writing and plot development as well as good characterization. Romanov is told through the point of view of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, about the last days of the Romanov family. This novel also contains an alternative ending to what may have happened to the family. So kudos to the author for creativity.

Romanov by Nadine Brandes falls into not only the historical fiction genre, but the young adult genre as well. There is also strong romance elements contained within Romanov, which made for a fun read.

Below is the plot summary for Romanov by Nadine Brandes from Audible:
My name is Anastasia.... 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 has only dabbled in magic, but it doesn’t frighten her half as much as her growing attraction to 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.
I am giving Romanov by Nadine Brandes a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Ooh nice! This is in my TBR pile. I thought it sounded intriguing as well. Just need to find time to read it now! Nice review!

  2. I remember this read! I gave it 3 stars, because I felt like not much was happening and I wasn't the biggest fan of the main character. I did love papa and I loved the sort of "magic system" in this book.

  3. I find the Romanovs a little fascinating. Especially the whole Anastasia story. :)

  4. Hello! I recently discovered that I love historical fiction too. I am gonna start following your blog so I can know more authors and books from this genre. You can follow me to see the reviews I write about books as well :) have a nice day

  5. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and this one sounds like a winner.

  6. Oh gosh, the amount of pressure on Anastasia would be overwhelming!

  7. I'm fascinated by the Romanovs as well. I need to read this one!

  8. I love any books set in Russia. I have never figured out why, but I do.