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Waiting on Wednesday: The Gathering Storm by Katerina Alexandrovna

The Gathering Storm is a paranormal YA novel set in historical Russia. Yes please!!

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

The Gathering Storm by Katerina Alexandrovna

the gathering storm by katerina alexandrovna

Title & Author: The Gathering Storm by Katerina Alexandrovna

Genre: YA- Historical + Paranormal

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

Description: St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe’s royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina’s strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar’s standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina’s help to safeguard Russia, even if he’s repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Why I’m Stoked: I’m really interested in historical fiction at the moment, so this book appeals to me for so many reasons. I am really fascinated by Russian royalty and this book has enough fantasy, action and intrigue to tempt me!

Also, can I pleaseeeee have a hat and coat like hers?!


Are you interested in any historical and/or paranormal books like The Gathering Storm?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez

    I’ve seen this book around and I’m glad is about to come out. It sounds amazing, great pick!

  • http://ems-reviews-books.blogspot.com/ Ems

    I can’t wait for this one! I love the integration of Russian history and magic, especially since their history is full of legends/rumors about it!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lisaschensted Lisa Schensted

    We have this book open for tour on the DAC ARC Tour blog…fyi. :)