Waiting On…Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine!

This week I’m waiting on…

Title Tsarina
Author J. Nelle Patrick (Otherwise known as Jackson Pearce)
Pages N/A
Genre Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher Razorbill
To Be Published 2014
Find It On Goodreads

Natalya knows a secret.
A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia’s Winter Palace.
It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics.
A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov.
Power, that, in the right hands, can save her way of life.
But it’s not in the right hands.

Theoretically-speaking, given what is known of it thus far, Tsarina would likely be one of the last novels one might ordinarily expect me to be interested in. I’ve spoken more than once on Pop! Goes The Reader about the fact that I’ve never been particularly enamoured with the fantasy genre and this, coupled with what could only be described as my rather disastrous prior experience with Russian history (I took one class dedicated to it in university and it was a spectacular mess) there is little on the surface that would lead one to believe that I would enjoy Tsarina.

But here’s the thing – It’s written by none other than J. Nelle Patrick, more commonly known as Jackson Pearce. Having read nearly all of Pearce’s body of work at this point and fallen increasingly in love with each successive novel, I was extremely excited to hear that she had a new novel slated for release in 2014. To make a long story short, I would likely read a re-imaginging of the phone book if I knew Jackson Pearce had written it πŸ˜‰ So a fantasy story set in one of my least favourite periods in history? No sweat!

15 responses to “Waiting On…Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick”

  1. I haven’t seen this one but it sound interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
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  2. glass says:

    This is the first time I hear about this book, but it looks interesting.
    And for the love of God, why would you pick willingly Russian history???:/ *shivers*

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    • I’m excited to know I was able to introduce so many people to Tsarina this week! πŸ™‚ It’s a shame that more people haven’t heard of it already as Pearce is an absolutely fabulous author.

      Well, my thinking at the time was that I wanted to study something a little different. I ordinarily specialize in the history of England and France with a focus on the Tudor, Victorian and Georgian periods and the French Revolution respectively, so a course spanning the entirity of Russian history definitely sounded like a change of pace πŸ˜‰ Unfortunately, I think all I wound up taking away from that course was a headache. I did enjoy learning more about the Romanovs and the Russian Revolution, though!

      P.S. Thank you very much for following Pop! Goes The Reader on Bloglovin’ πŸ˜€ Your support means more to me than I could ever say.
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  3. glass says:

    P.S. Following you via Blogloin’ πŸ™‚
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  4. It’s not a exaggeration to say I’m obsessed with Imperial Russia – particularly the Romanovs (I even make posts about their death every year!) I’m a bit torn on this one though but Jackson was super awesome enough to reply to my concerns on GR!

    I wasn’t quite sure if this was supposed to be playing fast and loose with fact or not. Alexei was only 13 when he was killed and that girl definitely doesn’t look 13 (or any age close enough that would lead me to believe this is his True Love). She responded and said she took some liberties with his maturity level, so we’ll see how it goes!
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    • I can certainly understand your reservations, Leah! I’m ordinarily a stickler for historical accuracy in cases like these, but I will admit I’ll likely be more forgiving in this case as I’m not as personally invested in the period in question. I do have a rudimentary understanding of the Romanovs but likely not enough to recognize anything other than the most obvious of historical anachronisms.

      I hope you’ll still have the opportunity to give this novel a try at some point and that any liberties taken won’t negatively effect your experience with it too greatly πŸ™
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  5. I didn’t know it was Jackson Pearce when I added this book, but that makes it even better πŸ˜€
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  6. Mandi Kaye says:

    I love your enthusiasm about the author, if nothing else. πŸ™‚ I don’t think I would enjoy it (having read nothing by Jackson Pearce) but I can’t wait to read your review of it when it comes out.

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  7. New follower via bloglovin. This is a book I never heard of. Awesome pick.

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  8. Jillian says:

    Oh my…this looks and sounds fantastic and it’s right up my alley! Thank you for posting this one because I had never heard of it! πŸ™‚
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