TJ Burns — April 4, 2017
I loved this book right from the start — the quick foreshadowing of the events to come pulled me right in and didn’t let me go, as questions upon questions accumulated, straight through until the exciting, satisfying, though still incomplete, conclusion.
The characters are interesting and diverse, and I never knew who to trust and who not to trust. I speculated, guessed, reassessed, and second-guessed throughout.
So many questions are still left open. Why is Katia shaking her head no? Why don’t Katia and Feliks turn themselves in to get pardoned? What do they know that we don’t know? Where is Anastasia? Is Natalia really working for Anastasia or is it someone else? (Katia? Feliks? Who are they working for/with?) What is Anastasia up to? Will Lady Olegevna, Queen Ana, Prince Anatol, and the others leave the square unharmed? Will the music box return safely to Magadanskya?
I can’t wait to read the next installment to find out what will happen next to Valor, Sasha, Feliks, Katia, Anatol, and friends.
I received a copy of this book from Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Published April 4th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
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