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  1. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    An Anna Karenina retelling with a Gossip Girl vibe Glitz, glamour, drama, betrayal, opulence, infidelity, sex, drugs, and romance Jenny Lee has done a stellar job of taking this Russian classic and giving it a modern and diverse twist Admittedly I ve never read the original, but I did take a look at the Spark Notes and Miss Lee really did a remarkable job in the retelling I was completely sucked into this riveting tale of decadence and betrayal As entertaining as the story was there was als An Anna Karenina retelling with a Gossip Girl vibe Glitz, glamour, drama, betrayal, opulence, infidelity, sex, drugs, and romance Jenny Lee has done a stellar job of taking this Russian classic and giving it a modern and diverse twist Admittedly I ve never read the original, but I did take a look at the Spark Notes and Miss Lee really did a remarkable job in the retelling I was completely sucked into this riveting tale of decadence and betrayal As entertaining as the story was there was also some depth and emotion to it And if you read the original classic you know all does not end happily ever after in fact I shed some tears The perspective of the story bounces around between multiple characters, really giving the reader the full story All the characters were so well developed, I particularly loved Anna and her brother Stephen The sibling relationship was great and Stephen had the most noticeable character development throughout the story This book is considered young adult, but I think it will appealto a older young adult audience as well as us old people Keep in mind if you are a parent wondering about this book for your team, that there is a lot and I mean a lot of sex and drugs and drinking in this book I think it was all handled very well and was not glamorized Such a fun engaging story and I am super excited that there is a sequel Cannot wait to see what is next in store for these fabulous characters.This book in emojis Big thank you to Flatiron Books for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own


  2. Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ says:

    2 StarsBeing that this is a modern retelling of Anna Karenina, I feel like I should start with this disclaimer I ve never read Anna Karenina It s been sitting unread on my shelves for years and my lazy ass just hasn t yet gotten around to reading it And after reading this, I have to tell youif anything, I feel even less compelled to read it I was not a huge fan of this book Jenny Lee s writing was amazing Truly awesome And very easily digestible But the characters Ughhhhh Were they 2 StarsBeing that this is a modern retelling of Anna Karenina, I feel like I should start with this disclaimer I ve never read Anna Karenina It s been sitting unread on my shelves for years and my lazy ass just hasn t yet gotten around to reading it And after reading this, I have to tell youif anything, I feel even less compelled to read it I was not a huge fan of this book Jenny Lee s writing was amazing Truly awesome And very easily digestible But the characters Ughhhhh Were they well written Absolutely Were they realistic Probably Did I like spending time with them Hard nope I actually had to force myself to keep picking this up In fact, I almost DNF d it a couple times but as I ve said in previous reviews, I have a harder time DNF ing physical hardcovers than paperback or ebooks, for whatever reason So I persevered Luckily, things picked up for me around page 265 and I actually warmed up to some of the charactersIn fact, the ones I found the most irritating at the beginning became the only ones I liked in the end which, 1 I think was Lee s intent, and 2 Is the only reason I gave this two stars instead of one Regardless, I m happy I read and completed this if only to say that I did As I said, I did enjoy Lee s writing I could see myself picking up something else by her in the future and maybe having better luck


  3. Olivia (Stories For Coffee) Olivia (Stories For Coffee) says:

    No one me because I didn t know the plot of Anna Karenina, which is what this YA retelling is based on, but wow, am I fucking emo It s been months since I ve had so much fun with a YA contemporary where it completely absorbed me, entertained me, and kept me wondering what would happen next This book is jam packed with an array of characters this book even has a character list for you to keep track of who s who whose antics get them into hot water as they try to navigate the ever changing w No one me because I didn t know the plot of Anna Karenina, which is what this YA retelling is based on, but wow, am I fucking emo It s been months since I ve had so much fun with a YA contemporary where it completely absorbed me, entertained me, and kept me wondering what would happen next This book is jam packed with an array of characters this book even has a character list for you to keep track of who s who whose antics get them into hot water as they try to navigate the ever changing world of being a rich teen in NYC This book explores both the carefree life of being a teen while also showcasing the darker parts of young adulthood like addiction, depression, parents divorcing, carrying the heavyweight of parental expectations and so muchSo, while it is an entertaining read that felt like a YA Crazy Rich Asians in terms of showcasing the opulence of the 1%, there areserious matters at the heart of the book that will grip you and make you a bit emotional, making it a very well rounded YA contemporary that isn t just all fluff I do have to admit that this book is very much a timely read because it uses a lot of slang and pop culture references that can easily date itself, and, at some points, the slang that the characters used felt awkward and out of place But, I do have to commend how this book flowed so effortlessly because it s told in 3rd person, so it seamlessly jumps back and forth between this motley crew to see their current situations and how their lives intertwine, over time While I did lose interest in two characters as the book progressed Kimmie Dustin , I do have to admit that this book gripped me from the beginning and took me on a journey with an ending I didn t see coming, even if it stared me in the face All in all, I had a lot of fun with this book, the characters in them and how easily they claimed to love another teen without knowing that much about them, which is so very high school and gave me a bit of nostalgia towards the naivety that comes along with being a teen It was hilarious, engrossing, entertaining, and gave me hope in YA contemporaries, again, after I thought I was growing out of them Turns out I just needed to find the right one to walk into my life.AT A GLANCE Crazy Rich Asians meets Anna Karenina Korean White MC Forbidden love A group of privileged teens in NYC navigating the confusing, whirlwind world of being a teen while grappling with addiction, parties, cheating, complicated relationships, parental expectations, and so much


  4. April (Aprilius Maximus) April (Aprilius Maximus) says:

    Life brought tragedy with the same hand that it brought joyrepresentation half Korean characters own voices author is Korean American , black characters, Thai characters, Jewish characters, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, gay and lesbian side characters trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers .5 torn between 4 and 5 stars so it s a 4.5 for now oh my god When I first started listening to this book the audiobook is AMAZING btw ,Life brought tragedy with the same hand that it brought joyrepresentation half Korean characters own voices author is Korean American , black characters, Thai characters, Jewish characters, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, gay and lesbian side characters trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers .5 torn between 4 and 5 stars so it s a 4.5 for now oh my god When I first started listening to this book the audiobook is AMAZING btw , I thought that this book was going to get a MAXIMUM of 3.5 stars, due to the overwhelming amount of privileged characters with their rich people problems filled with cheating and drugs, but I found myself really getting attached to Anna and Vronsky s love story Firstly, I LOVED Anna K as a character I related to her SO MUCH apart from her being filthy rich and half Korean She is SUCH a hufflepuff, she has these 2 gorgeous newfoundland dogs, she reads books during her lunch breaks at school instead of socialising with the other rich kids and she cries when she hears about animals being hurt I was like Is this me we love to see it While this book was filled with petty, rich people problems at first, as the story went on, it delved deeper into darker themes that really took me by surprise I think if you aren t familiar with the story of Anna Karenina and want to read this book, DON T LOOK UP THE PLOT OF THE ORIGINAL STORY I didn t know anything about the original story, and the ending of this book felt like being punched in the stomach I just want to cry I love Anna and Vronksy so much, it hurts Like it hurts so bad yet so good HelpIt wasn t about winning some girl s affections, it was about finding someone who gets you and who you get right back It wasn t about lamenting your losses, it was about celebrating the lives of those you lost by living your own life welltrigger warnings cheating, adultery, drug use like, a looooot of drug use , alcohol, mention of a dog dying, sporting career ending due to an injury, divorced parents, slut and sex shaming, death of a parent in the past , addiction, mentions of self harm, talks of dieting and weight, miscarriage in the past , abortion in the past , homophobia, racism, depression being enrolled in a wellness retreat, car accident, horses being hurt and dying during a race, drug overdose, loss of loved ones, revenge porn, forced vomiting not ED related , descriptions of tripping on drugs, shit parents, being attacked by a dog, suicide ideation


  5. Sara Sara says:

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.Anna K is depicted as a modern retelling of Anna Karenina, but I think to describe it as such does both books a disservice The classic in Russian literature encompasses a wide cast, including a look into the social commentary of its time, with a doomed love affair at its heart between Anna, Vronsky and her husband Alexei It s well written, full of tension and drama, complex and compelling Anna K is, unfortunately, not While treading a similar plo ARC received in exchange for an honest review.Anna K is depicted as a modern retelling of Anna Karenina, but I think to describe it as such does both books a disservice The classic in Russian literature encompasses a wide cast, including a look into the social commentary of its time, with a doomed love affair at its heart between Anna, Vronsky and her husband Alexei It s well written, full of tension and drama, complex and compelling Anna K is, unfortunately, not While treading a similar plot and character names, it s otherwise incredibly problematic with blas descriptions of casual sex, drug abuse and repeated cheating between multiple characters that I just didn t find appealing I will say that the modern setting of rich upper New Yorkers was fun, and sits well with the original story as we explore the lives of the rich and beautiful However, all of the characters are just awful human beings with no redeeming qualities They re all selfish, mean and shallow with superficial problems and cliched characteristics The only character I enjoyed was Murf, and unfortunately he wasn t utilised enough In the story for me to care about him all that much I also found some of the conversations the characters particularly Beatrice had between each other incredible offensive and insensitive, with racist comments and opinions on abortion just thrown in for shock value It felt crass, and made me feel uncomfortable The writing style is also strange, with lots of telling instead of showing with regards to the characters emotions and actions This means I never developed much of an attachment to any of them, and felt very disconnected from the story In terms of the story itself, it s a slow moving plot that interweaves the lives of the large cast around this doomed love affair between Anna and Vronsky We go from a love at first sight moment at Grand Central Station to Anna questioning her feelings for her boyfriend Alexander while debating whether or not she should risk her relationship for a boy she s met once It feels very instalove, without much if any build up before Anna and Vronsky s relationship takes a deeper turn The small amount of tension that is created by the love triangle is wasted within the space of a few pages, and could have been so interesting if it had been givenspace to develop It s also feels very illogical, with scenarios set up that just didn t feel realistic or believable Also, these characters are supposed to be 16 and 17 Not once did they act their age In addition, the story feels overly dragged out and long with scenarios shoe horned in over the space of a couple of pages as if the author didn t really know how to get to the inevitable ending Unfortunately I really didn t enjoy this one Stick to the original classic if you want to see rich aristocrats cheating on their partners


  6. Larry H Larry H says:

    3.5 stars Anna K is a retelling of Tolstoy s Anna Karenina , set among rich, privileged teenagers of New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut society.Anna is the beautiful, smart daughter of a powerful South Korean businessman She mostly prefers the company of her horses and show dogs to the society elite, so she attends a fancy prep school in Connecticut, as opposed to her older brother, Steven, who attends a private school in New York City.Anna has been dating Alexander since she was 1 3.5 stars Anna K is a retelling of Tolstoy s Anna Karenina , set among rich, privileged teenagers of New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut society.Anna is the beautiful, smart daughter of a powerful South Korean businessman She mostly prefers the company of her horses and show dogs to the society elite, so she attends a fancy prep school in Connecticut, as opposed to her older brother, Steven, who attends a private school in New York City.Anna has been dating Alexander since she was 14 and he was a few years older He now attends Yale and has his future mapped out, including marrying Anna This is a perfect match society wise Anna really does love Alexander and can see spending the rest of her life with him But sometimes she wonders whether something is missing, somethingexciting.When she meets Alexia Vronsky, she realizes that something has been missing from her relationship with Alexander From the moment the two set eyes on each other, they are physically and emotionally drawn together Anna knows that Alexia has a reputation as a womanizer he s allegedly called the Count because you can t count how many girls want to be with him but even though she knows her future is supposed to be with Alexander, she can t stay away from Vronsky Does she do what is right, what is expected, or does she follow her heart The book follows the pair s tempestuous relationship along with other romantic duos There s scandal, sex, lots of drugs, and outrageous spending, not to mention a great deal of melodrama There are elements of so many other stories and movies in here, which makes it compelling even though I felt the book moved fairly slowly.Do you need to have read Anna Karenina No, I haven t, and it didn t detract from my being immersed in the story Jenny Lee shares in her author s notes some general plot points and how they parallel her story.This is the first YA book I d say parents should really read first to determine whether it s right for your kids given all of the drugs, mostly And if you re looking for a light read, this isn t it Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at


  7. alexandra alexandra says:

    likely closer to 4 5 but reading the author s note really upped it up and now i want to read Anna Karenina and am fucking emo


  8. Bethany Bethany says:

    I suspect this is going to be a very polarizing book This modern YA retelling of Anna Karenina is what I would call The Goldfinch meets Gossip Girl, but with awareness of racism and privilege, not to mention a muchdiverse cast of characters It is smart, darkly tragic, but manages to end on a bittersweet note This is a book that will make you feel things and leave you thinking, regardless of whether you love it or hate it Set among super elite teens of Manhattan, we enter a world fill I suspect this is going to be a very polarizing book This modern YA retelling of Anna Karenina is what I would call The Goldfinch meets Gossip Girl, but with awareness of racism and privilege, not to mention a muchdiverse cast of characters It is smart, darkly tragic, but manages to end on a bittersweet note This is a book that will make you feel things and leave you thinking, regardless of whether you love it or hate it Set among super elite teens of Manhattan, we enter a world filled with lavish lifestyles, over the top spending, private tutors, wildly opulent parties with expensive drugs, truly horrible parents, and quite a lot of sex And if this is a love story, it is mostly a tragic one.The eponymous Anna K is a half white, half Korean teen with very wealthy parents, a high society boyfriend, a wild but much loved older brother, and two very large Newfoundland Dogs This book has a large cast of characters and while Anna s story is central to the plot, there are several other significant stories as well, and I really fell in love with some of the side characters The character development in this book is generally really good I was especially impressed with how Stephen Anna s brother went from being someone I really disliked to one of my favorite characters by the end of the book as he grows and changes The sibling relationship between him and Anna is also a really fantastic one Meanwhile, Dustin is one of a couple of characters who lend some much needed balance to all the wealth and privilege He is Black, Jewish and adopted, with middle class parents, but has known Stephen for years and is now his tutor and friend The book does quite a bit to address different types of racism and classism in really pointed and thoughtful ways Honestly, I really struggled with the first third of this book It feels incredibly bleak and has a lot of difficult and even horrifying content in it as we are introduced to the characters, their families, and where they come from That said, I really enjoyed the last 2 3 of the book this is where you really start to feel the Gossip Girl vibes and I appreciated that we get real payoff from the earlier content in impactful ways If I hadn t been reading this with a friend, I might have DNF ed it early on, but I am glad I decided to push through because for me, it was ultimately worth it It is thematically rich and takes a nuanced approach to a number of issues It also just becomes a lotby turns fun and satisfying later on If you are familiar with the plot of Anna Karenina, it should come as no surprise that this book involves several instances of infidelity While that is always a tricky issue for me in books, I thought the author used this to explore the gendered ways that cheating is typically treated in really interesting ways The idea that it is somehowwrong for a woman to use her sexuality this way than it is for a man is actively pulled apart and I appreciated the way that was handled Similarly, drug use is handled in a nuanced way that manages to be realistic without feeling preachy And there is a LOT of drug use in the book, so I think that is important The narrative demonstrates why it can be so appealing to some teens for fun at parties, for handling nerves, for focus, etc But we also see how it can go horribly wrong, from poor decision making to a very bad acid trip on the lighter end, but also including the absolute devastation of becoming a heroine addict who steals from family and overdoses In all cases, it feels humanized rather than demonized, trusting the reader to draw their own conclusions.We also see how parents deeply impact the choices that their children make as adolescents through neglect, abuse, and their own behavior both positive and negative The trauma that some of these parents cause through their action or inaction is truly heart wrenching I will admit that being a parent myself, this aspect may have stood out to methan it would to some other readers, but it is definitely worth noting.Finally, lets talk about the sex, because there is a lot of it here Given the explicit especially for YA nature of some of the scenes this may be controversial recommended for older teens What I appreciate about what it does though is that we get multiple examples of how to approach sex as a teen without putting a value judgement on it One character wants to wait until she is in love and emotionally ready and when things don t quite go as planned, we get a complex portrayal of what the aftermath is like for her We see another character lose her virginity in aimpulsive way where the consent is a little fuzzy and she ends up regretting it for specific reasons, but eventually confronts things We also see passionate, consensual sex in the context of infidelity, queer characters hooking up off screen It is sex positive in that it prioritizes the value of female pleasure and choice However, I didn t love the non inclusion of safe sex as a conversation, especially given how many characters and different kinds of characters are sleeping together The only place I saw it was in a side character admitting that she dislikes condoms and has had two abortions There is no other mention of chemical birth control methods, no depictions of condom use, no discussions between characters of concerns involving unplanned pregnancy or STD s, and in my opinion there really should be In full disclosure, I read an advance copy of the book and it is possible that the finished copy will rectify this, but I do find it concerning, especially in a book targeting teens that has such a heavy emphasis on sex.In terms of writing style, I think this book is going to be hit and miss for people The author has a background in screen writing and it definitely shows, especially in the earlier portion of the book That isn t necessarily bad, but it s a quirk that some readers might not get along with Overall, I was surprised at how much the book resonated with me by the end, despite a difficult beginning I think a lot of readers are going to eat this up, but others will not be fans See below for a partial list of content warnings because there are a lot I received an advance copy of this book for review via Netgalley and the publisher All opinions are my own.CW include teen sex, alcohol use and drug use, drug overdose, death, loss of a loved one, infidelity, catching a parent engaging in infidelity, discussions of young children being exposed to sex, unclear consent, graphic depictions of depression, suicidal ideation


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  10. Christy Christy says:

    3 stars I feel so conflicted right now Do you ever finish a book and you genuinely can t tell if you loved it or hated it That s how I feel after finishing Anna K There was so much I loved about this book, and a few characters I absolutely adored view spoiler Though my favorite character died sigh hide spoiler , but there was also a lot of characters I couldn t stand and some subject matter that just wasn t for me This is an Anna Karenina retelling with a gossip girl flare It s not a 3 stars I feel so conflicted right now Do you ever finish a book and you genuinely can t tell if you loved it or hated it That s how I feel after finishing Anna K There was so much I loved about this book, and a few characters I absolutely adored view spoiler Though my favorite character died sigh hide spoiler , but there was also a lot of characters I couldn t stand and some subject matter that just wasn t for me This is an Anna Karenina retelling with a gossip girl flare It s not a romance It s muchof a tragedy It s got angst, a lot of cheating and drug use, and was a real page turner I couldn t put down I think this is a polarizing read that won t be for everyone, but those that love it will love it hard


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Anna K: A Love Story ➽ [Reading] ➿ Anna K: A Love Story By Jenny Lee ➲ – Thomashillier.co.uk Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special wayMeet Anna K At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society even if she pre Every happy teenage girl is A Love PDF/EPUB ✓ the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special wayMeet 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 a sexting scandal Lolly s little Anna K: Kindle - 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 KimmieAs 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 K: A Love Kindle Ô 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 allDazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K A Love Story 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.

    Free Unlimited eBook Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather a sexting scandal Lolly s little Anna K: Kindle - 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 KimmieAs 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 K: A Love Kindle Ô 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 allDazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K A Love Story 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Anna K: A Love Story
  • Jenny Lee
  • English
  • 05 January 2018
  • 1250236436

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