The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch

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St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.

As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.

Title : The Revolution of Marina M.
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ISBN : 0316022063
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 816 pages


Janet rated it ★★★★★

January 18, 2018

This is where I've been for the last decade--working on one novel, The Revolution of Marina M. If you know me from my first two books, White Oleander and Paint It Black, both set in my home town of Los Angeles, you might be surprised to see a book set during the Russian Revolution. But as Toni M...

Cheri rated it ★★★★☆

November 07, 2017

!! NOW AVAILABLE !! ”MIDNIGHT, NEW YEAR’S EVE, three young witches gathered in the city that was once St. Petersburg. Though that silver sound, Petersburg, had been erased, and how oddly the new one struck our ears: Petrograd. A sound like bronze. Like horseshoes on stone, hammer on anvil, thunde...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

December 21, 2017

So soon after reading “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne I really didn’t see myself being able to sit down and ingest another long and emotionally charged saga; a girl needs to recharge between such books, they are awesome but mentally and physically draining. But the book gods sometime...

Helene Jeppesen rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2018

“End of Book 1”. I only just now realized that this epic story is not the end of our journey together with Marina M. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but for now let’s just focus on this the first book. “The Revolution of Marina M.” is the story of Marina growing up in Russia and goin...

Lauren rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 12, 2017

I'm grateful to BOTM for sending me an ARC of this book. I have to say, I feel like the only person in the world who didn't fall head over heels for this novel. I loved White Oleander, and I fully expected the same clarity of voice, the same forward drive of the story as Fitch displayed in her se...

Lindsey rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 09, 2017

Oof. I love Janet Fitch so this is a hard review to write but this book was painfully dull. I started with high hopes. Marina is a very likable character and the Russian revolution is a vibrant and electric setting for a coming-of-age story. The beginning of the novel was well done, with our youn...

lp rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2017

I fell in love with Marina M.—the book and the character. The research Janet Fitch must have done! She has great ability to make this character relatable—Marina M. had experiences and thoughts that I felt were torn from my teenage diary. The book is long but the story is fast paced, it takes you...

Ruth rated it ★★★★★

August 14, 2017

Edit: I had originally said it was 4.5 stars due to the abrupt ending but the ARC I was reading didn't indicate that it's actually part 1 of a 2 part series. Definitely the full 5! I actually savored it and read it slowly even though I was dying to know what was coming because I was captivated all...

Dean rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2018

“There are points in one’s life where it’s possible to turn back, and we know them when they come, even when we don’t choose to take that option.” It is at the halfway point of the book that Marina Makarova makes this statement, but even as I read it, I already knew her as a young woman who burns...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

November 04, 2017

So, this book. I'm settling on 3.5 stars, although I know Goodreads won't honor the half! Thanks to Little Brown for the ARC of the title. I dedicated 6 days of my life to all 804 pages of it and am attempting to pull all of my thoughts together.......and then I read the Goodreads and BookPage in...

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