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Anastasia Forever

(Dreaming Anastasia #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  404 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Praise for Haunted:

"Spooky, sassy, sinister, and sexy!"--Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author

Is it possible to change the past?


No one ever knew what happened to her except her half-brother, Viktor--and he'll do anything to keep it that way.


She just wants a normal boyfriend, a normal family-no visions of the past, no evil mermaids, no Broth
Paperback, 312 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks
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Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I am so excited for you all to read book 3 of the DREAMING ANASTASIA trilogy. And yeah, I wrote it. And yeah, I love it. Hope you do, too. :)
Dark Faerie Tales
Oct 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Anne’s power comes with great responsibility and it’s time for her to accept it.

Opening Sentence: After a certain number of lifetimes, one becomes capable of much if only out of sheer repetition.

The Review:

Up until now, Anne Michaelson has had a hard time adjusting to all this “magic stuff.” For a girl that would rather be making out with her boyfriend, time and time again she finds herself in the middle of events beyond her comprehension an
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to get an early copy of this third book in the ANASTASIA series by Joy Preble.

ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble (Sourcebooks, August 1, 2012)

In short...


In a little bit longer form, I'm going to give you five great reasons to fall utterly in love with these books!

1) Okay, just to get it out in the open, Joy is a dear friend of mine! So I admit I am totally biased when it come to her story. But I fell in love with DREAMING ANASTASIA long before Joy and I were frie
Two words: Russian folklore.

I absolutely loved Dreaming Anastasia series, and Anastasia Forever - the third and final instalment - in particular. If you're into folklore, myths, legends, spooky bedtime stories about witches and fantastic creatures that are out there to get you.. well, this is the series for you! Featuring rich Eastern European mythology, culture and history, Anastasia Forever is a breath-taking conclusion to a mervellous, enticing and beautifully-written YA Historical Romance
I did like Anastasia forever, but I have to admit that I got bored after a while. Maybe it's because I read the entire series in one week, but it became too much. Too much magic, too much history, too much fairy-tales. Simply too much stories in stories

I still liked the writing style and a lot of the characters, but I really had to push myself to continue reading this book.

I really think the first book in this series, Dreaming Anastasia, would be better as a standalone novel.
May 27, 2012 marked it as to-read
Can't wait to read it! XD
Kaitlyn  Saunders
May 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like it. I wanted to finish it.
I couldn’t do either.
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
A rich Russian lore with a light yet intense romance, and a plot line that has moments of humor, suspense, mystery, and shocking discoveries, Joy Preble's Anastasia Forever wraps up Ethan and Anne's story perfectly. I've really enjoyed reading this series, and being that this is the last book in the series, I found it to be just as fabulous as the first one. Which isn't always the case for me when reading a series. I always find myself favoring one book over the rest, and in this case I've reall ...more
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Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I was so excited to hear that there was going to be a 3rd book in this series. I didn't feel the story was quite done after the 2nd. This was a much better overall ending to the story!

I think Anne really had a lot to deal with in this book. She has that promise that she made to Baba Yaga, the russian witch. A maybe boyfriend struggling with his new found mortality. A best friend who probably meddles a little too much. A grandmother who is a rusalka (a form of meraid). It's not wonder that she re
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Anastasia Forever by Joy Preble is the third book in the Dreaming Anastasia series. So much has happened since Dreaming Anastasia. Anne has so many decisions to make. It's almost as if all the creatures in the supernatural realm are out to get her. She has to deal with an old witch, a bitter mermaid, and a psychopathic relative who is out to destroy them. To figure out how to defeat him, Anne has to travel back in time to understand events that could hold the key to stopping Viktor for good.
I've been waiting for this book to come out since i finished Haunted. And it was just as good as Haunted and Dreaming Anastasia. I've always found the story of Anastasia Romanov interesting so when I discovered Dreaming Anastasia I was so excited, I fell in love with Anne, Ethan, and Tess as well as the story line. And I managed to read this in one day as I had Dreaming Anastasia and Haunted.

Anastasia Forever doesn't disappoint. It has the right amount of romance, action, drama, and magic. The
I am always a little afraid when I know I am going to be reading the last book of a series. I am so worried that the author won't give the characters the ending that I want for them! But I was pleasantly surprised with the direction that Anastasia Forever took, and I am happy to say that I loved the ending!

My heart really does go out for Anne and Ethan. Only a little while ago, Anne was a normal girl, and in a split second her entire life has changed. She learned that she is a witch, and a power
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Well...this book was......interesting. Though I must say that I did not really care for this book. It was okay and being completely honest I cant say that I remember too much of the book. I read it a while ago, so it's really hard to give a good review.
I remember one of the things that I didn't care for was the fact that Ethan was so much older then Anne. I have no freaking clue why that bothers me so much, since I've been reading vampire books where a two hundred year old vampire falls in love
Mercedes Roth
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got a signed copy of this book at a library convention in Houston, but sadly at the time I had not read the 2 books before it.
Well, when I finally checked out the other 2 on my Nook from the internet library I fell in love. I love the story, I mean, come on! Everyone wishes that Anastasia had lived through the massacre & this series, even if it is fiction, weaves a magical tale of how Anastasia sacrificed herself to a witch to save her family only to be betrayed.
The characters are well de
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
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Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Hmmmm. This one was soo much darker than the other two and I was disappointed in the content and language. There was more than the previous two, which was frustrating. I understand that Russian folklore is not light and fluffy, but combine that with the language and sexual content (some would say there's not really, but I beg to differ), I felt I needed a shower after reading it.

Now, I really liked that choices and consequences of those actions, both good and bad, were stressed in the book beca
May 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Baba Yaga, you have a heart after all!! And John Lennon was right - love is all we need.

I love this series - Anne finally gets a break or two, Tess is still wonderful, fierce, amazing Tess! Ethan's eyes are still the perfect blue and he and Ben have found some common ground that is not within a fight ring - in other words, life is good!

It's pleasing when a series carries the emotional attachment through every book - through plot twists and changes, you still care about what happens to Anne a
Dec 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
It's been so long since is read the first two in the series so I was having a hard time remembering what happened and getting my imagination back into the world (which is pretty complicated). That being said, I don't really like Anne and Ethan very much anymore... Especially Anne. I don't know what it is, but her character kind of seemed all over the place and their relationship felt weird. Also, the ending was too cheesy, happily ever after, throw up rainbows for me.

I'm disappointed in the fin
Lyd's Archive (7/'15 to 6/'18)
The Basics
Another book I read before Goodreads. This was better than book one, but the whole Etanovich thing is back and I am cringing in the thought of it. Anastasia is back, but so are all those historical inaccuracies. Nevertheless, this series had a decent theme. If only it had a better plot.
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*love triangle
*shallow sidekick gets paired with the guy MC doesn't want
*HEA ending
*random confusing action-ness of third-book syndrome
*stalker boyfriend
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 out of 5 stars

I don't really know how I feel about this book. It definitely was needed to wrap up the events in the second book, but it was extremely slow at times. And then of course all the action was packed into the last 50 something pages. Admittedly, everything is wrapped up nicely and it's not a complete happy ending (which would have been unbelievable), but I'm still not a huge fan of this book.
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book earned five stars on the ending alone!!! May I take a moment to be a squealing fangirl? EEEEEEEEH I LOVE THE COVER!!!! They found the PERFECT guy for Ethan, he fits the bill wonderfully. Okay, back to the book. As I've come to expect from Preble, it was phenomenal, the story continued to be original and the characters genuine. The mystery kept on until the last wonderful page and an absolutely terrific ending. A fantastic finish for a great series! Hat's off to you, Preble
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
So this was a pretty crazy series, lots of different elements going on. Anastasia and the Romanovs, we've got some magic/witches, immortal beings as well as time-travelling and even some Russian mermaids! Just a big 'ol mixed bag of supernatural things! Storyline is pretty twisty-turny as the main character is always dealing with "stories within stories, secrets within secrets" and just trying to figure out what the heck is going on! Overall, a fairly interesting read!
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I would have to say that this was a good series to read. I like how this book brought back information from the first two books. Even though Anne did not have an ideal life she grew up and learned more about herself and her strength. It also helped that she had an amazing best friend that was always there to help.
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it

This book was way better then the second installment. It was fun and easy to read and I really enjoyed some of the ending. It gave the reader the knowledge of what happened to all the characters starting with Anne through her parents. The author even mentions Anastasia in the ending. This novel was a good stopping point for the series.
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a great end to a great series. As YA Fiction goes, this story is a nice spin on Russian Mythology and History. It still includes the Teenager Relationship trials that makes Youth Fiction...well... Youth Fiction.
Aug 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I was satisfied with this ending to the triliogy, but I feel it could have been just a little better. I can't put my finger on it, but something was just a little bit off. Oh well... Just one more serie completed.
Sep 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I am just glad to have finally finished this series.
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Jun 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
soooo excited for this one!!!
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great finale!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 01, 2016 10:58AM  
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