I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

February 02, 2018


Did Anastasia Romanov survive?

Thank you so much to Judy Jacoby at Doubleday for sending me an e-ARC of I was Anastasia and allowing me to fuel my obsession with the Romanovs!

I Was Anastasia slowly and meticulously reveals the controversial life of Anna Anderson and by default, the life of Anastasia Romanov. While the world and experts have passed their judgment upon Anderson and her claim to be Anastasia, it is now the reader's turn as Lawhon begins near the end of Anderson's life and travels back and forth through time.

Even though I know what the DNA tests have revealed, I was still hoping and waiting with hurried breaths and speedy page turning for Anastasia to have a different end.


Lawhon's writing is riveting, but I cannot lie, I wanted it to go by even quicker. I needed to know. I just wanted to consume the entire novel in one gigantic bite, but it's mostly because I'm so hungry for anything Russian/Romanov.

If you, like millions of others, are fascinated with the life of Anastasia Romanov, then you NEED this mysterious and beguiling race through time.

my rating: 3/5 


I Was Anastasia will be released on March 27th, 2018.

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