Queen of Tomorrow
Sherry D. Ficklin sure showed audaciousness with this sequel. No more sweet and lovely innocent Sophie. She gets vicious and bolder and triumphant in her velvety gowns. But few are easy on her and she, unlike in the first book, does not know who to trust anymore. It seemed as if deception and treason cornered every chapter. Hats off to the author for the impossible to predict twists and turns!
A sequel that will surprise.
If I had to compare this series to another YA o ...more
----Libba Bray, an American author
Sherry D. Ficklin, an American author, pens her next book in the Stolen Empire series that accounts the journey of Sophie- a young Duchess of Imperial Russian Kingdom, called Queen of Tomorrow, where Sophie portrays the young Catherine the Great. Being a Duchess is not an easy thing when the smell of death and threat of murder lurks at every corner of Sophie's life. ...more
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I've been waiting for this since I finished the first one. I needed to get back into the story and see how Sherry Ficklin was going to portray Catherine next.
Time has passed a few months since the end of Queen of Someday, but Catherine has definitely grown as a person. It's clear she's becoming a powerful force with the way she handles situations.
I had to fight myself to interact with my fami ...more
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Historical fiction is quickly becoming a favorite genre of mine. I love the attention to detail, the decorum, and the speech. The sequel to "Queen of Someday," a historical fiction novel on ...more
What a book!!! I was hoping this one lived up to the 1st book and I was not disappointed. The Grand Duchess Catherine is my freaking girlllll. She went through so much in this book, but instead of letting it all crush her, she used it to fuel her revenge. She became such a strong and wise young lady. I would like to give her a round of applause for her scheming, manipulating, and just down right bad ass-ness throughout this story. ( ...more
When he leaves my office, I return to my window, twisting my wedding ring around my finger. As it moves across my skin, I swear it tightens like a noose around my neck.
Sophie's husband Peter grows madder and more violent, the Empress becomes more devious (and malicious), Sergei remains ever-loyal and passionate, and Sophie begins to act and think like a queen.
Loved it. ...more
I didn't know that I will end up loving this book. I wasn't a big fan of the 1st book, but this.... It is incredible!
I repeat what I said about character development in the 1st book, but Sherry takes it to a brand new level.
The plot thickens in Queen of Tomorrow ! Sophie grows a thicker skin, and faces the consequences of doing so.
Peter, well.... I went from hating him , to feeling sorry for him, and the circ ...more
Having just finished the first book in this series Queen of Someday I literally felt like this one mirrored the plot of the first one too closely. Love affairs and murder plots, that all this series is shaping up to be... Gets tedious, already.
THE THINGS I DISLIKED
Repeat: When you have to re-use every plot line from the first book, you probably shouldn't be writing the second book...
What plot?: Actually, calling it a plot might even be too far of a str ...more
Most of you know that I previously read and reviewed Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin last year. And how much I absolutely loved it. When I hopped on Goodreads to see if book two had been released I was thrilled that Sherry herself left the email address to her publishing company so fans of Book One in the Stolen Empire series could ask for an AEC of book two. And email I did! I deliberately waited about a week, a long and agonizin...more
Queen of Tomorrow continues the tale of young future queen of Russia, Sophie-now known as Catherine-as she ...more
Book Title: Queen of Tomorrow
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Series: Stolen Empire #2
Genre: Historical Fiction, Older YA
Source: Own Kindle E-Book
☆My Pick for Book Theme Song: I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin --For Catherine (Sophie), because she's sooo ready to kick some ass.
The Feels: 4/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Rarely have I come across a second book in a series that is even close to being as good as the first. This is one of those cases where I actually enjoyed the second book better than the first.
I read this book in less than a day, I loved it so much.
The story picks up where the previous one ended (just a few months later), and does so seamlessly. It picks right back up on the action, the love story, which isn’t so much of the lov ...more
I am deeply in love with Sergei and I hate Peter with a vengeance. He is a despicable, deplorable excuse for a human being.
Truth be told, this book is one of my favourites in a long time. Everything from the plot, to the characters, to the pacing is just perfect.
There wasn't anything that felt too rushed or too slow. There w ...more
Catherine’s once innocent hopes were snatched away from her after a very unfortunate series of youthful choices followed by spiteful consequences, making her rely on her intelligence to endure. Her tasks, while simple in concept, prove ...more
Frankly I disliked the first book in the series a lot. A reviewer said this was a dark book, I have to agree. It is indeed dark and intriguing---because it is dark.
The first book compared to this seems so silly. This is a very dangerous game of politics and that's what made me liked it and continued it to the very end that i was left blinking when i reached the authors note.
Catherine has ...more
This book was just as great as the first. This was the book series that got me addicted to reading historical fiction. After having read the first book in this great series, I ran out and bought as many YA historical fiction books that I could get my hands on. I can’t wait to see what happens in the concluding book in this series.
The writing in this book was amazing. It was full of beautiful descriptions without being too word ...more
*Genre* Historical, Romance
*Full Review Pending*
Queen of Tomorrow is the second installment in the Stolen Empire trilogy by author Sherry D. Ficklin. Queen of Tomorrow is a loosely based YA historical fiction about the rise of Russian Empress Catherine II. Catherine was the longest serving female ruler in Russian ...more
Most of you know that I previously read and reviewed Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin last year. And how much I absolutely loved it. When I hopped on Goodreads to see if book two had been released I was thrilled that Sherry herself left the email address to her publishing company so fans of Book One in the Stolen Empire series could ask for an AEC of book two. And email I did! I deliberately waited about a week, a long and agonizing week, until I knew I would h ...more
Watching Catherine create allies, spread her wings and find ...more
The main character is Catherine, she is reeling from the events of the first book and trying to make the best political moves for herself. However with the empress and her husband attacking her both politically and physically she has even more reason to fight against the system that has doomed her to be eternally un ...more
I think I liked this book a little better than the first one. I'm still not Catherine's biggest fan, but she didn't quite annoy me as much as she did before. I guess she's growing up more.
I don't know if it's just me but I felt like Queen of Tomorrow was more focused on the political aspect. There was still romance of course, but it just fe ...more
I have to say that I wasn't sure this book would top my love of the first and I am happy to say that I was wrong. Sophie is such a strong character and I loved that I was able to still see some of her former personality grow and adapt to the new world in which was thrust upon her.
The story is well written and beautiful. It captivates you from the first moment you open the book. It is also extremely easy to read without being "simple ...more
Sherry is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of ...more