Queen of Someday
Stolen Empire #1
Sherry D. Ficklin
Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance
Clean Teen Publishing
October 7, 2014
Free on Kindle
ONE GIRL WILL BRING AN EMPIRE TO ITS KNEES...
Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.
Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.
Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.
In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?
It has been years since I read a book that was set in Russia so for most of the book, I really enjoyed Queen of Someday. There are things I didn’t like but I’ll get to that later.
The main character, Sophie, kicks some ass! Like, literally. In the first (or second, I forgot) chapter she fought some men who were trying to kill her when they were on their way to Russia. For a princess, that’s beyond awesome! She also used the terrible things that happened to her to her advantage.
I love the setting. The first chapter introduced the readers to some cold Russian weather which I adore because I’m a cold person. (Hehehe.) I like the political tension in it too and I can’t wait to find out what will happen to the next books.
Bonus: There are some very attractive men in this book. 😉
The romance in this book was supposed to play a big part in it but I just didn’t feel it. It didn’t make me swoon or anything. I pitied the couple but they didn’t make me root for them, you know? Maybe it was because of insta-love. There are also a lot flirtation that happened which bothered me a teeny tiny bit.
For a first book in the series, Queen of Someday is promising and I couldn’t wait to continue the next books!
Have you already read this book? What did you think of it? Can you recommend me books that are set in Russia?!