Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

-Grab your current read.
-Open to a random page.
-Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
-BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)  
-Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?

Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead.

In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…

“I know all this is supposed to be about me,” I say, “but you guys know it’s ridiculously boring, right? All the ‘When there shalt cometh’ kind of stuff over and over? How much of that can you read before you just feel like falling into a coma or something?
-p. 160, (Anne to Ethan and Professor Olensky) Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

So far I’m liking this! Ethan reminds me of another YA guy character…I just can’t remember who exactly. But I like it! It’s like…a Disney movie.

What’s your teaser?


  1. I have this one downloaded onto my Kindle App too! It sounds good! Great teaser!
    My teaser:
    The Delusional Diaries

  2. Oooh, the story sounds good! And love the teaser!