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Published by Clean Teen Publishing on July 14th 2015
Genres: General, Historical, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia—had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things start to look up. As a new day dawns, Catherine 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 that try to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Catherine soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia and her new empire. While navigating 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, Catherine glimpses a future of happiness, only to see it vanish 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, Catherine must 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.Queen of Tomorrow is the enticing sequel to Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin. Find out why USA Today called the Queen of Someday, "a must-read romance!"
Queen of Tomorrow is the second book in the Stolen Empire series by Sherry D. Ficklin. I read and loved the first book, Queen of Someday, so I was thrilled to learn that there would be a sequel. This series is loosely based on the life of the young Catherine the Great. I have found both books to be quick, fun, entertaining reads.
After the events of Queen of Someday, things do not become less dangerous or difficult for the now Grand Duchess Catherine. Instead, the stakes are much higher and if her cards aren’t played right she may topple off her still distant throne. Court life is all a game of deception and betrayal, one that has real winners and unfortunate losers. Navigating through many harsh realities thrown her way, Catherine must face each one head on. Although at times her heart may falter, her fiery spirit only strengthens. She has the determination of a hundred men.
I actually loved Queen of Tomorrow more than Queen of Someday, if that’s even possible. Catherine was such an interesting character to follow. She used her head, held onto her heart when anyone else might have let it gone cold with hatred. Even when her life seemed like it wasn’t her own, she lived as if she had control. The romance with Sergei in this one, however, felt a little tedious at times.
Fans of YA Historical Fiction might find Queen of Someday and Queen of Tomorrow fun and deliciously entertaining.