TBR Thursday {17}


Kimberly @ Kimberlyfaye Reads started a new weekly feature that I loved the sound of, and have decided to join in the fun! Make sure you go check out her awesome blog.

The purpose of the feature is to spotlight a title from your shelf or eReader to see what others think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It’s a way to dust off those older books that have been sitting on our TBR and decide if they’re worth reading or just need removed from the list!



Published March 2009

About the book:

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.


I know I’ve posted about this book before, and it’s shameful that I still haven’t read it. Every person who has read it says it’s a fantastic MUST READ book. But you know how I am about super long books, and I have to be in the right mood for historical fiction. That being said, my goal was to read this book before the end of the year, and I hear it calling my name the past few days.

Have you read this book? What did you think? give me the push i need to read it!!


19 thoughts on “TBR Thursday {17}

  1. stephaniesbookreviews says:

    I don’t think I’ve heard of this book before, but it looks kind of interesting. I used to be a big historical fiction fan (primarily Christian Romance Historical Fiction, which I know sounds really random, but I found one author I really liked and kind of binged for awhile), but these days when I see something in that genre I kind of move it to the bottom of TBR list.

    • Brandie says:

      It’s not something I would’ve ever considered reading. Until so many of my friends told me how good it is. And many are ones I trust and know it’s not just hype. And I only recently started enjoying historical fiction in small doses. My biggest turn off is length. I hate long books!!

  2. evaallbooksconsidered says:

    This is one that I really really need to read, too! I know it will tear my heart out but I’ve heard it’s so freaking amazing!

  3. Amanda @ Good In The Stacks says:

    I grabbed this one since it’s on sale (I have the hardcover, too…oops lol), but I really don’t know if I’ll read it. It’s historical, huge, and third person…maybe I’ll try, though! You’ll have to share your thoughts if you do read it!

    • Brandie says:

      It’s too pretty not to own a copy! If I see it on sale, I’ll get it too. I just have the ebook version. And I actually started it last night. Didn’t get very far and so far it’s boring. But everyone says to push through longer because it gets good. We’ll see!

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