Queen of Tomorrow is the second book in the Stolen Empire series by Sherry D. Ficklin. The series follows a young Catherine the Great on her journey to the throne of Russia. This is a series meant for fun and not for historical accuracy, so don’t pick this up if that bothers you because the author takes A LOT of liberties.
Since this is the second book in a series this review will be vague to avoid spoilers.
I went into the first book – Queen of Someday – with a lot of excitement because I want to read more books set in Russia, and I was expecting a really great forbidden romance. The romance was a major disappointment in the first book and it was still not my favorite thing in the second. The biggest problem for me has been that the romance happens too quickly and there is no tension or buildup. I want a Celaena/Chaol romance from Throne of Glass a.k.a. a super slow burn with a lot of sexual tension.
However, I did like the second book more because I liked the plot better, and I think Catherine had good development in this one. She goes through terrible stuff, but she doesn’t give up. She remains strong even when she feels about to break.
I would recommend this series because it’s short, fast-paced, and addicting. I am looking forward to book 3!