Joy Preble is an amazing writer who happens to also be a Texan (see: Teen Shiver). Her latest YA novel, ANASTASIA FOREVER, just dropped from Sourcebooks with rave reviews. And since Preble and I will be sharing a panel at the Montgomery County Book Festival, I thought I’d introduce you guys to her work. So I’m giving away the first book in her DREAMING ANASTASIA series. Woot!


Here’s the blurb:
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…


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