It’s US Publication Day for this gorgeous book! The UK release is later this week – Huge thank you to Puffin, Penguin for my advance copy of this one!
Anna K by Jenny Lee
Genre: YA, Contemporary
BUG Rating: 4/5
Overall: This was a really fun read – Gossip girl meets Crazy Rich Asians, with a touch of American Royals! Oh Boy … THE SCANDALS! A modern, YA, retelling of Anna Karenina. You really won’t want to miss this one. I devoured it in less than 48 hours. Totally binge worthy book! I loved the writing, it had such an easy flow to it, and all the diverse characters! Full of drama, romance, drugs and money – Highly recommend for anyone who wants to get lost in the world of the filthy rich and spoilt teenagers!
Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and Newfoundland dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna’s brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven’s best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie.
As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is…until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all.