What the Critics are Saying:

“A smart, sassy, supernatural mystery?chock-full of heart, hope and fun”?--
New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith

"The Sweet Dead Life is mischief and mayhem, zippy one-liners, mystery and a tiny bit of tragedy. A-word: Awesome." --
E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

“Hallelujah! A paranormal tale of angels that’s not a romance, making it a novel that breaks the mold.” --

“A star-studded anthology with a devilish hook, whose proceeds benefit 826nyc: the fabulous literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers.”

What the Critics are Saying:

"Preble artfully combines contemporary characters with classic figures from Russian mythology to create the second installment in this intriguing series... After reading Haunted, those who missed Dreaming Anastasia will likely want to go back to the first book in the series so that they can spend more time in Preble's multi-dimensional world."– Kate Girard, RT (Kate Girard RT)

“A complex story of love, betrayal, and revenge” -- Booklist

“A well-paced roller-coaster of death-defying magical encounters” --Kirkus Review

What the Critics are Saying:

A very entertaining and original story. (Wendy Cueto The Book Lush 20090901)

The novel is cleverly written in alternating points of view (Anastasia, Anne, and Ethan) and takes you on a ride of paranormal fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, with a little bit of romance. It's the perfect blend that will attract a variety of readers. (Lori Calabrese Examiner.com 20090922)

I really enjoyed this book. It made me want to research the Romanov family and the fairy tale character of Baba Yaga... DREAMING ANASTASIA is easy to read and an enjoyable story. Thank you, Ms. Preble, for a great read. (Marta Morrison TeensReadToo.com 20090924)

Dreaming Anastasia is a story of love and loss on many different levels. It was a wild, fun and sweetly romantic ride. (Michelle Franz Galleysmith.com 20090917)

Dreaming Anastasia is 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. (Belle Wong MsBookish.com)

Joy Preble has given readers an intriguing tale of magic, tragedy, love, and betrayal... Be prepared to fall into this story; your heart will ache for the characters and what they've suffered, especially Anastasia. Lovers of fantasy and romance will not be disappointed, and a sudden twist at the end will leave readers eyes wide and mouths agape... Dreaming Anastasia will most definitely be gracing my shelves from now on. (Noel Furniss YABooksCentral.com)

What the Critics are Saying:

“Magic and time travel back to Czarist Russia… Satisfying.”
Kirkus Review

“This book is definitely recommended to complete the series.”

“Scene for scene, Preble packs a punch.”
School Library Journal

"Bittersweet, beautiful, and absolutely breathtaking."
author Saundra Mitchell

"If you enjoy a little magic and mystery and Russian Folk tales in your reading then I highly recommend you check out this series."
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