""This fictive diary of [13-year-old] Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra. . . covers the last five years of her life, taking us from her pampered life as a royal child, through the family's house arrest in 1917, to their exile in Siberia. . . will fascinate children. "" -- Kirkus Reviews 25 April 1914 Livadia ""Papa took us on another long walk. Mama and Alexei joined us later for a picnic, although Mama was feeling weak and needed her wheelchair. An odd thing happened. My sisters and I were picking wildflowers in a meadow, and Alexei was lying on a blanket nearby staring up at the clear blue sky, when suddenly he said, ""I wonder what's going to happen to us?"" We asked him what he meant, and he couldn't explain it -- just that he had a strange feeling that something was going to happen, and that next year we wouldn't be here. . . "" -- Excerpt Carolyn Meyer is an award-winning author of historical fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers. Two of her books have been recognized on the ALA Best Books for Young Adults and she has received an American Bookseller Pick of the List. Renee Raudman's audiobooks include Don't Look Down by Jennifer Cruise, Valiant by Holly Black, and Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. She has also performed on numerous film, television, radio and theater programs.