Title: Queen of Someday
Series: Stolen Empire Book 1
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Published: October 7, 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing
Price: Free on Kindle.
Blurb: 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: Another one to add to the DNF pile. I swear, I tried. I had started this book back in August of 2019 and couldn’t really get through the prologue. Then I was getting burnt out, getting back into a reading slump and I didn’t try it again until March of 2020. I actually got to chapter 6 this time around and…I was bored.
Royal politics bore me to tears. I don’t even follow my own country’s politics. I should, but I don’t. The reason I can read the Firekeeper series is because the politics are not all there is to it and it’s got all this magic going on.
I started skipping pages and when I stopped, like a spin the wheel, it would land on what they were wearing or on politics. Even with a looming scandal or heart torn for someone else, this story is just so one-sided.
There’s no excitement, there’s no tension, there’s no angst that I cared about. Just focused on the surface and too much on the politics of the story.
I have a feeling that most of the free books I downloaded to fill out the alphabetical pages of my journal are going to be DNF’s and I’m kinda sad about it.
Thank you for reading my review.