Blog Review And Book Tour For Anna K By Jenny Lee

About the Book:
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 dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a bit controlling). Meanwhile, Anna’s brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather a sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is recalibrating 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 teenage life, Anna always seems to sail gracefully above it all. That is, until the night she meets Alexi “Count” Vronsky. A notorious playboy, Alexi is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t either. As Alexi and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to ask if she has ever known herself at all.

Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless love story, Anna Karenina—but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak.


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.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45043369-anna-k?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Wx5FEEBBCW&rank=1