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Enchantments
3.21
really liked it
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You may not know Matryona Grigorievna by her first two names, but you will recognize her last, infamous
...more
Mar 20, 2017
Jan 21, 2012
 
Hunted
3.94
liked it
3.75/5

Retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in Rus/Russia, using the Gray Wolf/Ivan myth!

RTC.
Jan 18, 2017
Apr 17, 2016
 
The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2)
3.74
liked it
A pretty good conclusion to the duology. Plot is stronger the second time around and the characters more conflicted and compromised. The ending itself ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Oct 28, 2016
 
The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)
3.83
liked it
So this is far from perfect, but I had a lot of fun reading it. I love the magic angle -- the well of Russia's magic -- and even though this was more ...more
Oct 30, 2016
Mar 21, 2015
 
Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Beautiful, unique, wrenching, rich.

I.. yeah. No words.

I love this novel.
Jun 16, 2012
Mar 31, 2011
 
The Last Romanov
3.23
liked it
Three stars, a lot of dead weight filler pages, unfulfilled and superfluous supernatural elements and a eye-catching, lovely cover pretty much make up ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Sekret (Sekret, #1)
3.62
liked it
The bad: the tired plot device (the love triangle)

The "needs additional work": Characters. Plot.

The good: premise (teenage psychics in 1960s Moscow!),
...more
Feb 12, 2014
Oct 31, 2013
 
The Bear and the Nightingale (The Bear and the Nightingale, #1)
4.14
really liked it
So this was good. Atmospheric, magical, and haunting.

RTC.
Dec 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
 
The Gathering Storm (Katerina, #1)
3.61
really liked it
Robin Bridges brings a whole new life to 1880's Russia with her novel about a young, aristocratic, female necromancer. This is a novel that was anothe ...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great (Catherine, #1)
3.57
liked it
I'm still a little puzzled by The Winter Palace, even about three weeks after finishing it. It purports itself to be a novel revolving around the epic ...more
Nov 19, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
All That Is Solid Melts into Air
3.88
liked it
Wavered between a 3.5 and 4 until Kara helped me figure out how I felt about this book with lovely prose and odd pacing. Review to come.
May 19, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.36
really liked it
A little too vague at the end to really pack the punch I was looking for. Still, this is a well-written and strong novel.
Nov 2012
Dec 04, 2011
 
The Firebird (Slains, #2)
4.08
really liked it
Another great addition to the Kearsley bibliography.
Jul 25, 2013
Dec 25, 2012
 
After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof
3.81
liked it
3.5/5

Jun 12, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
 
The Secret Daughter of the Tsar
3.65
None
not set
Sep 14, 2013
 
The Colors of Cold: A New Story from The Age of Ice
3.24
None
not set
Jun 29, 2013
 
The Age of Ice
3.00
None
not set
Jun 25, 2013
 
Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the Great
2.96
did not like it
None
Mar 28, 2016
Oct 26, 2013
 
The Mirrored World
3.20
liked it
None
Jul 30, 2013
May 22, 2012
 
Blood Red, Snow White
3.67
it was ok
None
Oct 05, 2016
Dec 17, 2013
 
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 (Royal Diaries #5)
3.89
None
not set
Jan 11, 2014
 
Russian Winter
3.75
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)
4.29
really liked it
RTC.
Oct 02, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
The Summer Garden (The Bronze Horseman, #3)
4.13
None
not set
Aug 24, 2011
 
The Wolf Wilder
4.02
really liked it
None
Dec 26, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
 
Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman, #2)
4.30
did not like it
None
Jan 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2011
 
Among the Red Stars
4.25
None
not set
May 04, 2016
 
Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia, #1)
3.48
None
not set
Aug 20, 2011
 
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)
4.34
did not like it
None
Jan 23, 2015
Apr 07, 2011
 
The Lost Crown
3.78
None
not set
Mar 31, 2011
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