Author: Jenny Lee
Publisher: Flatiron Books/Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: April 27, 2021
Book Description: The sequel to Anna K, set over the course of the next summer, as the characters come to terms with Vronsky’s tragic death
How the mighty have fallen. Anna K, once the golden girl of Greenwich, CT, and New York City, has been brought low by a scandalous sex tape and the tragic death of her first love, Alexia Vronsky. At the beginning of the summer, her father takes her to the other side of the world, to connect with his family in South Korea and hide her away. Is Anna in exile? Or could this be her chance to figure out who she really is?
Back in the U.S., Lolly has forgiven Steven for cheating on her, and their relationship feels stronger than ever. But when Lolly meets a boy at her beloved theater camp, she has to ask herself how well Steven will ever really know her. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, everything between Kimmie and her new boyfriend, Dustin, is easy—except when it comes to finally having sex. And Bea escapes to LA, running away from her grief at her beloved cousin’s death, until a beautiful stranger steals her heart. Is Bea ready to finally forgive Anna, and let herself truly fall in love for the very first time?
Set over the course of one unforgettable summer, Jenny Lee’s Anna K Away is full of the risk, joy, heartbreak, and adventure that mark the three months between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.
Review: 4 Stars
Mini-Review: The Sequel to Anna K, picks up right where the first book ends. The retelling of Anna Karenina set in present time presents a fun and fresh story that at times feels a little bit like gossip girl. I do not recommend starting at this point, this is a true connected series and you will likely be lost without reading the first book.
This book is so much fun. I am not a YA fan, but for some reason Jenny Lee writing is such a joy and l love reading about rich people problems. I was able to listen to an advanced audio copy and the narrator Jenna Ushkowitz from Glee is such a delight. She really nailed the essence of what the author was trying to accomplish. It came off very light without sounding too trite.
If you looking for a fun summer read get this and Anna K, and I think you we be delighted.
Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.