Feb 06, 2021redtayres rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Though shelved as a "teen" book, I can't imagine why any adult wouldn't grab this and settle in for an excellent, swift read on their favorite hapless tsar, his clueless wife, and their lovely doomed children. This book has it all as far as the landscape of what was transpiring in Russia during this time, and it folds expertly into the story of the family in a way a similar, far less interesting read, The Romanov Sisters (by Helen Rappaport) failed to. Smarten yourself up on historical insurrections, coups, abdications, and tragedy. This book is a most excellent read, even if you think you already know how it ends.