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?
*Real rating is 3.5*
*The version of Queen of Someday that I read may differ from the finished product. I may read the official copy at a later date, and my review may change to reflect any changes I come across.*
This story is the life of young Queen Katherine as the author has imagined it might have been. It's an interesting tale, and I liked the character interactions.
I have a like/dislike feeling for Sophie, though. I love that she's spunky and fiesty, but she's so wishy washy with her men. She sees the first one and fantasizes about him, but then oh no, there's her handsome prince. Oops, her feelings are running away with her dancing with another guy. Oh, there's her prince again. Back to the other guy, back and forth and back and forth. I wanted to smack her and scream at her to choose one already! And yes, I know there are people like this, but I don't like them, either.
All in all, while I found the book a little slow and hard to get into, it was still interesting. I'll admit that it could have just been the reading mood I was in. I will re-read this when the final copy is published, and change my review accordingly.
Bob says: 3 Platypires