Total listening time for Queen of Someday (A Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry D. Ficklin is 6 hours, 38 minutes.
The Queen of Someday is the first book in a young adult series and deals with topics/themes that peaked my interest in general -- Russia, the Imperial Court, and royalty!
Although, I found Queen of Someday (A Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry D. Ficklin to be a fun, fast, and easy read overall, I wasn't completely enthralled with this novel as I thought I would be... Sure, I liked the story, the characters, and the plot with its twists and turns, but the novel just didn't quite hit the mark for me in a way I can't describe at the moment. I felt like Queen of Someday (A Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry D. Ficklin could have been so much more.
I also thought that the narrator, Elan O'Connor, was a middle of the road narrator... Her narrating style wasn't great, but not horrible either. Let's just say, I've heard better narrators than Elan O'Connor.
The following is the plot summary for Queen of Someday (A Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry D. Ficklin from Audible:
Before she can become the greatest empress in history, 15-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?I am giving Queen of Someday (A Stolen Empire Book 1) by Sherry D. Ficklin a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!