The first book in Joy Preble's Dreaming Anastasia series DREAMING ANASTASIA is the story of Anna Michaelson - a contemporary teen - "whose world [is] turned upside down . . . when a handsome, blue-eyed and temporarily immortal Russian named Ethan informs her she has a destiny to save the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov . . . But Anastasia has her own thoughts about destiny. And Anne and Ethan discover some things aren’t so easily undone."
Galleysmith says that "DREAMING ANASTASIA was an enjoyable read from start to finish. So enjoyable, in fact, that it’s gotten me interested in reading more about the Romanov’s and their history." Msbookish interviewed the author about her writing process and describes the book as "a fun young adult fantasy that takes the reader back and forth from current-day Chicago to the time of the Romanovs, and throws in elements of a Russian folktale for added chills." YA Books Central recommends DREAMING ANASTASIA to lovers of fantasy, calling it "an enchanting, splendid novel."
Sourcebook released the second book in the series HAUNTED last year. The third book ANASTASIA FOREVER will be available August 1st.
Visit Joy at her website: http://joypreble.com/
Here's a link to a Wikipedia article about Anastasia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Anastasia_Nikolaevna_of_Russia