Haunted (Dreaming Anastasia) (Paperback)

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Anne Michaelson is trying to forget everything that happened last year. But it's hard to do when her heart aches for Ethan and there's a wild-haired woman stalking her…

Ethan Kosinsky is embracing his newfound mortality. But something is drawing him back to the girl he left behind—back to Anne and back to the magic…

A mysterious stranger is hunting Anne wherever she goes. No one sees her but Anne. When she searches for the woman's identity, Anne exposes secrets about her own life— things that will change her life forever. And when the gorgeous Ethan returns, her life gets a lot more complicated.

Anne thought her journey with the Romanov family had ended, but it was just the beginning…

Praise for Dreaming Anastasia:

"A ride of paranormal fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, with a little bit of romance. It's the perfect blend."—Examiner.com

"Dreaming Anastasia is a story of love and loss on many different levels. It was a wild, fun, and sweetly romantic ride."—Galleysmith.com

"An intriguing tale of magic, tragedy, love, and betrayal…Be prepared to fall into this story…Lovers of fantasy and romance will not be disappointed…"—YABooksCentral.com

About the Author

Joy Preble grew up in Chicago where— possibly because she was raised by an accountant and a bookkeeper—she dreamed of being a back up singer, but instead earned an English degree from Northwestern. Eventually, she began to write books so she could get paid for making up stuff. She now lives in Texas with her family, including a basset/boxer mix rescue dog named Lyla— who never met a shoe she didn’t want to eat. Visit Joy at joypreble.com

Praise For…

"I really enjoyed the story of the rulaska. I don't know a lot about Russian folklore and this series had definitely changed that. I liked how she could be seen in very little amounts of water. It's no wonder Anne that she was going crazy. I liked how all the pieces fall together in this installment. Everyone is connected somehow from the jewelry shop owner to the rulaska herself. It's not something I even suspected at the start of the story." — One Book At A Time

"An enjoyable read I finished in one day. If you liked Anastasia Dreaming then you'll need to read this sequel." — I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

"The will and desires of 17-year-old Chicago high-school student Anne, a mysterious, wild-haired Russian rusalka (mermaid demon), and the infamous Baba Yaga collide in a complex story of love, betrayal, and revenge." — Booklist

"...enjoyable, good for lazy afternoon reading." — Night Owl Reviews

"Haunted" is a fast and enjoyable read... Kudos to Joy for crafting an impressive second novel." — Cracking the Cover

"The interweaving of the story with Russian folklore and history is seamless and clever. Despite the complexity of the plot, it's easy to follow, and the twists and turns will keep you flipping pages at breakneck speed to see what happens next. I would definitely put anything written by Joy Preble on my TBR list!" — Dale’s Place

"I’ve read my fair share of alternate reality concerning the brutal murders of the Romanov family, but never one with such a twist that includes Russian folklore thrown in the modern world... Overall, if you love Russian folklore, than this is the book for you!!!" — Girls in The Stacks

"I have to say that there isn’t much to Haunted that I didn’t like...Preble has yet again crafted a fun and imaginative story that borders on the realistic. Yea, there are killer mermaids. Sure, there is a magical old witch. Uh-huh, there are loads of additional other-worldly type of events as well. But that’s what works so well. It’s perfect for the lover of paranormal fiction but also not so over the top that those who aren’t as fond of those elements will want to shy away. If you haven’t read Dreaming Anastasia pick it up, but make sure you have Haunted on hand too because you’ll want to start it right after." — GalleySmith

"Haunted is a nice follow-up to Dreaming Anastasia - it feaures the same sweet romance, stunning cover, and creepy, Russian villains. Preble does a great job of mixing history with fantasy into Anne's crazy world. She also has a real gift for creating great bad guys... The Russian folklore elements make it unique, and Preble's storytelling keeps you turning the page." — One Page At A Time

"...all the fantasy, comedy and romance you could ever want but I think their genius is in the choice of villainesses... you will love it!" — Beauty Crazed

"Even without having read the preceding book in this series, Dreaming Anastasia, I was able to not just follow along, but thoroughly enjoy Haunted. Ms. Preble has a masterful way of weaving a story that is not just romantic, but exciting and magical. You’ll be loath to leave Anne and Ethan behind when the book closes. Haunted is a wonderful and imaginative story for both older teens and adults alike. Entertaining and magical to the very last page." — Long and Short Reviews

"Joy Preble has a knack for picking such intriguing creatures to act as her villains! ...I will definitely be eager to continue the story when the third book comes along!" — Sweets and Stories

"I think this is the only time I’ve ever said that I liked a sequel better than the first book. To go along with that it also had lovely, lyrical writing that added to the story in the best way possible. Haunted was a riveting and interesting sequel to a lovely series!" — Zoe’s Book Reviews

"Haunted packed quite a punch. I thought I knew what was going on - and I was right - sort of. Lots of mystery to this tale. Lots of stories within stories. The part of me that craves intricate layered fantasy loved this aspect... I also really enjoyed Joy's writing. She's on my radar now and I'll defiantly be picking up her next work - whatever it may be." — Red House Books

"...action packed and gripping from the start. Upon conclusion it is obvious that there is more to come from this intense story. I look forward to seeing if there is more to come from this journey." — The Book Whisperer

"...an exciting sequel to Dreaming Anastasia... The Russian folklore was fascinating and I loved how masterfully Joy weaves it through the story. I also absolutely adored Anne’s best friend, Tess, who encourages Anne and has her back. Finally, I enjoyed the book’s fast-pace and the extraordinary ending that left me breathless and wanting more." — Eating YA Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402244681
ISBN-10: 1402244681
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Dreaming Anastasia