It’s really upsetting that I had to miss out on last weeks Wishlist Wednesday, but I’m hoping this will make up for it. Wishlist Wednesday was started by Dani at Pen to Paper and allows bloggers to share a book that they desperately want on their shelves.
If it wasn’t for Youtube and the “booktubing” community I probably never would have come across this novel. This weeks pick happens to be book one in The Bronze Horseman series by Paullina Simons.
The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler’s armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad.
Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander’s impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.
One of the biggest reasons why this novel caught my attention was the fact that it fell under the Historical Fiction genre. When I researched it further on Goodreads I was so excited to see that its setting was partly based in Russia. You don’t see many books set in that country. (At least I haven’t.) From the blurbs on Goodreads It looks like many readers have enjoyed these books. I’m really looking forward to picking this one up soon.
I may do a post on some of my favorite book reviews on Youtube. It’s an idea!
What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Share it below.
- Wishlist Wednesday #1 (bftreviews.wordpress.com)
- My Latest Obsession (kimberlywenzler.wordpress.com)
- On Book Hangovers & “The Bronze Horseman” (littlestorybookgirl.wordpress.com)