Review: ANNA K by Jenny Lee

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Thank you so much Book Sparks and Flatiron for my free copy.


At seventeen, Anna K 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, 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.


ANNA K: A LOVE STORY is such a delight! I knew the minute I heard it is an Anna Karenina retelling, I was all in.

We follow beautiful 17-year-old Anna K who attends an elite private school, who’s from a wealthy family, and is at the top of her social game. And even though she has it all, including her Harvard boyfriend, when she accidentally meets the striking Count Alexia Vronsky everything changes.

This novel is considered YA, which I don’t read a ton of, but I really loved it. It’s always so fun to read a gossipy story with teenage wealth and bad decisions, but also with so much heart. All the characters are well developed – I especially loved Anna and her brother Stephen. The whole story is just adorable. It makes me want to be best friends with the author. ANNA K is really something special, I loved every minute of reading this book. ★★★★★

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