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.
That's my thought now after finishing Queen of Tomorrow. It was a great read, and I'm really looking forward to the sequel already, simply because I want to find out where her tale is going. In this book, Catherine is older, and it shows in how she approaches situations. She's much more mature than in Queen of Someday, and that's one of the things that stood out the most as I read it.
Peter, on the other hand, seems to be even more controlling and even more of a jerk, and that was on display in different points of the story. The same for Empress Elizabeth. There were many times I wanted to slap both her and Peter just for the principle of it. Even so, what I really liked in this story is there's even more of a sense of the political machinations and scheming in the court in Russia by those involved.
I've always liked historical fiction in general, and this, to me, is an interesting take on Catherine the Great's story. My rating is 5/5 platypires.