Blood Red Snow White

Blood Red Snow White

Book - 2016 | First American edition.
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There never was a story that was happy through and through.

When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his unhappy marriage in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, he has little idea of the violent revolution about to erupt. Unwittingly, he finds himself at its center, tapped by the British to report back on the Bolsheviks even as he becomes dangerously, romantically entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary.

Both sides seek to use Arthur to gather and relay information for their own purposes . . . and both grow to suspect him of being a double agent. Arthur wants only to elope far from conflict with his beloved, but her Russian ties make leaving the country nearly impossible. And the more Arthur resists becoming a pawn, the more entrenched in the game he seems to become.

Blood Red Snow White, a Soviet-era thriller from renowned author Marcus Sedgwick, is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781626725478
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Sedgw
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeTiegan Mar 28, 2018

An interesting historical fiction written about Arthur Ransom and his adventures in Russia during much of the Russian turmoil during the 1910s-1920s. I was not expecting the story I read, but did learn a bit, which was cool. However, I did not enjoy the style in which the story was presented - it jumped around a lot and left me feeling confused more often than I felt like I was enjoying the story.

kirstd31 Dec 17, 2016

Wasn't what I expected. The book was okay. I did not care for the style of how the author wrote the book.

abruzzo79 Dec 07, 2016

Wonderful adventure in revolutionary Russia.

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