A stunning debut from O'Neil, this revisionist telling of the Russian legend of Anastasia rings true even with today's current events. Pulsing with energy, this Anna seems at first ill prepared for life's hardships but stumbling upon peasant Zhenya, the two form a fragile bond that deepens as violence and bloodshed encircle them. Readers will be salivating for O'Neil's next effort! Highly recommended.
(YA Historical Fiction, ages 12+) - Reviewed by Maureen