Queen of Someday

Queen of Someday

by Sherry D. Ficklin

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Overview

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophia 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 Sophia 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 - Sophia 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, Sophia 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940534909
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Stolen Empire Series , #1
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 702,617
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Sherry is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel, eat exotic food, and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is often only seen in blurry photographs.

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Queen of Someday 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Christina80 More than 1 year ago
I first came across this novel by reading a preview at the end of another novel. I quickly devoured the first chapter, which was the end of the preview, and was completely hooked. The first chapter was full of interesting characters, action, danger, and even a hint of romance. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and was disappointed to find out that the book had another month before it would be published. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was well rewarded for my persistence. I easily fell in love with the characters and was eager to see how the story would unfold. Queen of Someday is the story of fifteen-year-old Sophia, whose family has been struggling financially in spite of her father being a prince. Sophia is traveling with her mother to the Russian Royal Court in the hopes that she can be reacquainted with the crown prince Peter, who she once met as a child, and the Empress in the hopes that she will be chosen to wed Peter. The Empress wishes to unite Russia and Prussia while also ensuring a royal heir is born soon. Not everyone at court approves of this possible match, which could prove dangerous for Sophia as she gains favor with the Empress and Peter. I didn’t realize at first that the inspiration for this novel was taken from history. I don’t usually read historical fiction but there was something from this story from the very beginning that drew me in and wouldn’t let me go. The chemistry and dialogue between characters was wonderfully written. Reading this novel really piqued my interest in reading more about the history of Princess Sophia. I am usually a strictly fiction reader but after reading this novel I was hungry for more insight into her life. The author does take some liberties and change some facts and dates. It is fiction after all. I found the overall heart of Princess Sophia’s history was well represented in this fictional novel. I am definitely excited to read more by Sherry D. Ficklin in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book is amazing. Great historical fiction. Lots of romance, and the end! OMG! Dying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the beginning. While I know it is fiction with some fact, it gives me insight in a way I never have thought of history. Those times were so different, it is hard to imagine! The author did an amazing job of helping us see behind the scenes of history. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I devoured this e-book and especially loved the video clips at the end of the chapters. There were a few issues with incorrect/misspelled words and one video clip was duplicated but I thought it was very well written and grabbed me from the beginning. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Few editing issues, well-paced!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Couldn’t put it down
Anonymous 9 months ago
Absolutely recommend. Each page draws you further in to the vividly descriptive world of Catherine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for those who are into historic novels. It was a good romance book. Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a page turner! Want to read more from this great author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and well written, I'm excited for book 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a believable, well written, back story of one of Russia's Greats. the historic accuracy and artistic license seam beautifully into a tale that leaves you with a fullness of heart for the hierarchy as you see them for the people they were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
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Couldnt put it down, very good book.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
CherylandMattD More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book! I'm so glad it became a series. All of the books are amazing! I had no idea this was the story of Catherine the Great. This is one of my all time favorite series and I read a lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once i finished it i could'nt stop thinking about the ending! Is there a sequel? There should be a sequel
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Although this book has a somewhat interesting plot, much of it is simply written and lacks the necessary characteristics to keep anyone but young girls truly interested in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It keep me captivated.
AngelaRenea More than 1 year ago
I received this as an advanced reading copy from Clean Teen Publishing through NetGalley, so first of all I'd like to say a big thank you so much to them! Did you love season one of Reign? Are you itching for a historical fiction about a younger historical figure? Allow me to introduce Queen of Someday. I was initially drawn in by the beautiful cover of this book, and the interesting summary. This book follows the life of Catherine the Great before she was Catherine the Great, so obviously it's a historical fiction. Who is Catherine the Great you say? Well in this book, she is the young Sophie, who has been invited with her mother as a guest of the empress Elizabeth in Russia. It sounds so cliche but I could not put this book down. I expected to take a week and read this book and it ended up taking me two days. Fast paced, and full of twists, I found myself one-more-chapter-ing all night until I realized that I had no more chapters. I already can not wait for the next book in this series (Stolen Empire). I actually know very little about historical Russia, Catherine the Great, or most of history for that matter, but even I found a few references that I understood. There is an author's note about historical accuracy and creative liberties, and I'm not sure how a history buff would feel, but with my casual knowledge level I enjoyed this book very much. One of the things that I really enjoyed about this book was the way that the romance aspect played out. It did not feel rushed, or forced, but it was also not drawn out or exaggerated. Sophie's love life felt natural, and of course passionate! Something that I felt was not quite as natural feeling was Sophie's mother. I wasn't sure if I was just frustrated with her, or if it seemed like a skewed point of view. I would have to say that my favorite part was the beautiful way the author gave the feeling of time drifting past our dear Sophie in the way that she went from a day to day description, to a faster week by week chapter. Well done!
AllBookedUp More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a thrilling ride!  Who can resist a royally good story?!  Laced with slight history but packed with a punch of adventure, heartbreak, drama and political games Queen of Someday by Sherry Ficklin is sure to have you falling in love! I really had to take a step back from this one because O-M-G this book really has it all!  From the get-go the world building absolutely took my breath away.  From her idyllic childhood to the thrilling journey to Russia, Ficklin really does an outstanding job setting the scene and fully immersing the reader. I’m not sure what’s going on but recently all of my favorite books or rather most YA books in general are featuring a kick ass heroine who is faced of course with adversity and tough choices that affect not only her but those that surround her.  This one does not fail me on that front.  Sophie really has her set of enemies throughout and one of her greatest enemies is herself.  Will she find the courage to take destiny by the horns?  She definitely is one spit-fire of a girl destined to be a queen!  Without giving too much away, I can honestly say that I FULLY recommend this one!  Filled with so much good that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page…and even then I secretly was wishing the final pages would start to fill themselves in with more!  I can’t wait for #2!