Romanov Blog Tour

Hey Everyone! As you can see, I am participating in a blog tour hosted by XPRESSO BLOG TOURS for the book, Romanov. They have kindly provided me with a copy of this book to review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way.

The blog post will have the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

Giveaway Information:

The following prize is what you could win (INTL)

  • 10x Paperback copies of Romanov

Book Links:

Book Review:

Title: Romanov
Author: Samaire Provost
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Black Raven Books 
Publication Date: 24 January 2018
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format:  Ebook
Pages: 268 
Rating: 3.25 Stars
Reading Timeline:  16 February 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature. 

A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family in this modern gothic tale. 

Will they prevail?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have always wanted to read books about the Romanov family. So when I saw the title of this book I basically said say no more, and requested it. I cannot wait to see where this story takes me.

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy for this book! I cannot wait to jump into this book. Just a small little disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book actually wasn't too bad. I found myself going through the book quite quickly. The dialogue was probably the best thing in terms of the writing. It flowed naturally and it was always interesting. Nothing seemed redundant. I also really enjoyed that there was more than one point of view. It allowed the story to be more rounded.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was both cliche and unique. The other pulled on popular stereotypes but she definitely made it her own. I did find that sometimes there needed to be more explanation when it came to the different kinds of supernatural creatures. Other than that, the plot was interesting and something always seemed to be happening. I loved how she pulls us in right from the get go and keeps us interested with more than just the action. I loved the little mystery element to the story.

Character Thoughts:

I found that the characters were a bit flat. They seemed to have all of these characteristics but didn't feel well-rounded. There was something missing. However despite this, the characters were fun and easy to get to know. They each seemed unique and just grabbed your attention from the beginning.
Final Thoughts:

Overall,  I really enjoyed this book. I had no idea what to expect because I went in blind but I came out quite happy that I got to read this book. The writing wasn't bad and I definitely think that if the author keeps writing, she will be really good The plot was fun and interesting as the author took what was popular and made it her own. The characters did fall flat but they were still interesting. Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy go this book!

About the Author:

Samaire Provost lives in California with her husband and son.
Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L’Engle and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny Smith


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