Sunday, 13 July 2014
Review #292: Queen of Someday- Sherry D. Ficklin
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Series: Stolen Empire #1
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: 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?
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The main reason I wanted to read this book because the cover is so beautiful. The next part I saw was that it was historical YA and I was sold, I didn't even read the synopsis lol. I really loved the setting of this novel, who doesn't like a tale told in Russia. I found it to be filled with love, lies and betrayals. I want, no I need more.
Sophie grows so much over the course of this story, well she was forced to. She wasn't afraid to fight dirty and I loved her for that. She had a pretty crappy draw or being a princess. I also enjoyed the love square and even though it was sad, I liked watching it fall apart. And to be honest, Sergei was my favourite, I'm not sure why but I just love him.
For being one of the few historical books that I have read, I really enjoyed this read. I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy YA historical fiction.