Title & Author: Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin
Genre: Young Adult- Historical Fiction, Romance, Cultural
Release Date: October 7th 2014
Series: Stolen Empire #1
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Description: 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?
Oh holy hell those plot twists at the end got me good. SO GOOD. First of all I never really thought I would enjoy historical fiction but this was so easy to follow and I fell in love with Sophie’s character almost instantly. She is this strong willed girl pushed into a unfortunate situation. As the story progresses we are able to see they way her choices change her on both the inside and outside. Gone is the carefree girl who loved to hunt and play by the pond. There is a bit of a love square going on but each one takes place differently and two of the three gentleman are out of the question by the time the book is done. Thus I have no issues with said love square.
I guess I’m maturing if I enjoy political scheming, (See me love of Scandal in Watching Wednesday) or at least that’s what my father would say. The complications in this book were so well done and never was I left confused or wondering. This book is like a fictional tail of Catherine the Great and we get to see her before the conversion as well as after. The setting of Russia was a huge hit with me because ever since the Vampire Academy books I fell in love with the idea of Russia as a main setting. Everything is just so extravagant there and yet classic. Well done Sherry!
Mmmm yes. I only hesitate because this is a serious historical fiction and some people really don’t enjoy those. Also, the romance in this book was all over the place. I understand Sophie had little exposure to men growing up but to suddenly see all these handsome guys trying to win her over might tick readers off.
The first book in this series is free right now so honestly, there’s nothing to loose if you just want to try it out. I’m glad I did!