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NetGalley Review: Queen of Tomorrow (Stolen Empire #2) by Sherry D. Ficklin

Clean Teen Publishing To Be Published Oct. 2, 2015
Clean Teen Publishing
To Be Published Oct. 2, 2015

Sophie or now know as Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia isn’t having what is considered the best time in court. Married to Grand Duke Peter and far away from the Empress, Sophie is getting slightly use to things. 

But with Sophie not producing a heir, Empress is keened to putting another prince on her throne, leaving her caught in the middle of a political battle that not only questions her innocence but also her life.

Running out of options, Sophie does the unthinkable to save her home and new empire.

If you didn’t read the first book check out my review here

Also check out the interview with the author here

Ficklin has a way of keeping a story that you feel doesn’t have much to tell interesting.  This being the second book, I still has issues with Sophie and her views of love/romance. She doesn’t do as much back and forth as she did in the first book, however, I still don’t think she truly know what love is. One moment she wants love and affections from her husband, the next moment she wants it from her lover. It was annoying if not confusing.

What I did love about this book was Sophie’s character development; she still has her heart but she is playing the game very well. I also enjoyed the pace of the novel and the element of unpredictability. There was a lot going on and the author was able to transition extremely smoothly.

Although there was a lot of good in this novel, it wasn’t as great as the first one. There was a heightened excitement in the first one that wasn’t there in this one. This book stalled, not as if the author was reaching to make it exciting, but because this book involved more of Sophie being strategic in regards to her allies and her husband.

Overall, I wished for more excitement and a more emotionally stable Sophie (in regards to her heart).  Oh yeah, Peter is a brat -_- would love to see him grow up slightly and forgive Sophie. Oh and one more thing. . .  cannot stand how the book ended . . . again.

3.5 Pickles

Impatiently Waiting For: Queen of Tomorrow (Stolen Empire #2 )by Sherry D. Ficklin

Clean Teen Publishing To Be Published Oct. 2, 2015
Clean Teen Publishing
To Be Published Oct. 2, 2015

If you haven’t read Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire #1) Check the review here as well as the interview with the lovely Ms. Sherry D. Ficklin here.

Synopsis:

Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia—had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Now sixteen and married to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things are finally looking up.

As a new day dawns, she thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces trying to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Sophie soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia, and her new empire.

But even as she navigates the fragile political landscape, she quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of deceit and infidelity woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.

When a strange and delicate alliance forms between the young couple, she glimpses a future of happiness, only to see it lost in a moment at the hands of those who still seek to end her life—and prevent her reign.

Out of favor with the empress and running out of options, Sophie will have to sacrifice her own innocence on the altar of Russia if she is to save the nation, and herself. To survive, she will have to do the unthinkable, betray those closest to her and become something greater and more dangerous than she ever imagined she could be… a queen