Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Release Day Review: Queen of Someday

Queen of Someday
by:  Sherry D Ficklin




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?

Rating: 5/5 Stars


This is a fabulous book that I feel that all young girls could learn a solid message about strength and perseverance.  Sophia is raised by a fairly dysfunctional mother.  She reminds me a bit of a pageant mom.  The most important things are how others see you and being impressive to those people.  Although I'm sure this was the norm in the time frame that this book takes place in, I found it alarming and a little disturbing.

Sophia has to grow up quickly and make decisions that girls shouldn't be forced to make at such a young age.  Sophia knows that if she doesn't win over the love of Peter, she will be sent back home and forced to marry her older, creepy uncle who has shown a fancy to her.  Although she has no real feelings beside friendship for Peter, she does her best to win his love, taking the advice of Peter's best friend.

This book was very powerful for me and make me second guess things that I felt had gone so wrong in my life.  This helped me see that things can always be worse, so it's best to be thankful for what you do have, rather than what you want.  This is a great, clean read that I would suggest for readers of all ages.  I can't wait to read the second book.

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