Review: Romanov by Nadine Brandes

I’ve always been interested in the tale of Anastasia. A whole Royal family gets assassinated and Anastasia refused to stay dead.  The families tragic turn of events has turned into a modern myth……….


The history books say I died.

They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.

Like many people I am enamoured with the tale of Anastasia so when I saw this, I knew I had to read.

‘We are Romanovs. The bond of our hearts spans miles, memory, and time.’


But this time, a twist! Magic, spells and all the good stuff (and sometimes not!) That comes with it! I have no idea if it is factually correct but I loved it!


Nastya is a breath of fresh air, sweet, smart and sassy and I adored her!


But omg the heartbreak.

The spells.
The family bond.
The tradegy (I knew it was coming!)
The twist.
The ending.
The promise of more.

6 thoughts on “Review: Romanov by Nadine Brandes

  1. So you are smitten Caro? Because this is one that got so many enthusiastic reviews these last days that it is tempting me!

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