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The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn
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it was ok
bookshelves: adventure, historical-whatnot, 2012, decent-enough
Recommended for: Lovers of fairytales retold, reimagined, or twisted on it's side

2.5 stars.

A retelling of "Anastasia" which, while not a fairytale, is a great story. I absolutely love the Fox Animation movie done in the 90's and The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia"is a complete knock off of "Anastasia" Sure, names are changed and events play out slightly differently and the author threw in an extra plot point and some thing are more historically accurate(which was nice)but it's basically a copy in book form. Come on, really? Con men who find a girl to play Anastasia who then turns out to actually be the Grand Duchess Anastasia? Been there, done that, bought the movie and the t-shirt. I thought this was a retelling. A NEW way to tell Anastasia's story. Something I haven't seen or heard before. Which is a real shame because this probably would have been one of the books in this series that I would re read fairly frequently if it wasn't so blatantly stolen.
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Reading Progress

August 15, 2012 – Shelved
September 6, 2012 – Started Reading
September 6, 2012 –
page 62
September 6, 2012 –
page 101
September 6, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 7, 2012 – Shelved as: adventure
September 7, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-whatnot
December 5, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
June 18, 2014 – Shelved as: decent-enough

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