My Review- Okay, first thing first. I’ve never read Anna Karenina or any of the retellings. So going into this book, I was blind. I actually really prefered it that way, as I am not comparing retellings to the original.
I loved this juicy, gossip heavy, girl meets boy, girl gets first broken heart story of Anna K and Alexi. So full of drama and angst. It really was like Gossip Girl and that is one of my very favorite T.V. Shows. I was so excited when Flatiron contacted me about being on the Blog Tour for this book, because I had seen it pop up all over Instagram.
I know plenty of readers who didn’t enjoy this book, and some have even called it trashy. But I love trashy, trainwreck, type of books. (After Series, anyone?) so this book was right up my alley! Something about the writing in this story just really pulled me in, and held me until I put it back down. It was like reading the plot of the next trashy, angsty, teen t.v. show and I am here for it. As spoiled as the characters were, I enjoyed them, and usually I really detest books written about the spoiled and privileged. As I find them unrelatable.