by J. Nelle Patrick (pen name of Jackson Pearce)
Imperial Russia swirls with rebellion.
The Reds are gaining ground, and the loyal Whites struggle to hold Saint Petersburg. But Natalya isn’t afraid. Wrapped in fur and tucked inside her lavish home, she feels safe. Alexei Romanov, heir to the Russian throne and her first love, has told her a secret: Hidden within the Winter Palace lies a Faberge Egg enchanted by the mystic Rasputin. With it, the Romanovs will never fall from power. The Reds will never take the country. And one day, Alexei will ascend the throne and Natalya will be beside him— the tsarina of Russia.
But when the Reds raid the Winter Palace, the egg vanishes and the Romanovs are captured. Natalya must find the egg to save Alexei, her way of life, and her royal future. To do so, she’s forced to ally herself with the enemy— a young Red named Leo who wants the egg for his own purposes. But as they brave a war-battered landscape of snow and magic, Natalya realizes that the world isn’t as simple as it seemed back in Saint Petersburg. Nothing– not friends, not politics, and not love– are as clear as Red and White.
Kirkus (Starred Review):
“Romance, adventure, magic and history blend seamlessly into a story that is not just historically sensitive and gloriously thrilling—it’s essential moral reading.”
NYT Bestselling Author Brenna Yovanoff:
“A raw and elegant tale of a country on the brink of revolution and a girl who will do anything to save her beloved Russia.”
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I created a series of classroom-friendly blog posts about the Russian Revolution and TSARINA. Check them out below!
The Anastasia Story
The Russian Revolution, Simplified
The Constellation Egg
Grigori Rasputin: Russian Player
Tatiana Romanov Had the Best Love Story EVER
That Animated Anastasia Movie is Full of Lies
Five Moments In Russian History You Should Know About
Russian Dress Porn