Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Anna K: A Love Story : Review

*This book was given to me by the publisher to give an honest review*
Rating: 5/5 stars
Anna Karenina meets Gossip Girl
This book was really enjoyable to read. The author, Jenny, did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life. There were a lot of Gossip Girl vibes going around in this book and the people who watched or read Gossip Girl will understand. This was mostly a retelling of the book Anna Karenina which was really amazing to see an author write about because when someone hears retelling, they think of Cinderella or Beauty in the Beast. The writing alone was just amazing because it felt like the reader was watching a movie since everything flowed. The pacing was also wonderful. It wasn't too fast or too slow but at a perfect pace.

The characters were just terrific people to read about. This book did have multiple points of view so the reader can know what each character was thinking about. It was amazing how the author made everything flow with different POVs because usually it confuses the readers a lot but Jenny just nailed it. The characters were all different, unique and most have developed a lot throughout the story. The setting was also perfect because NYC is where all the drama happens with rich people (well kind of). Even though there were more major characters then side characters, the story did involve mostly Anna because if she didn't arrive to NYC to help out her brother the drama wouldn't have happened with here and Vronsky. This is where the whole Gossip Girl vibes came into place.

So the romance in this book was perfect. There were some lovable couples in this book even though it was noticeable who was going to end up with who. There were different types of relationships like there was instant love, a toxic one, a slow burn, etc. The ending was really sad and heartbreaking but ended strong. This is a recommended book and you will not be disappointed if you read it.

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