Monday, December 7, 2015

Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Title: The Impostor Queen
Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Book One 
Published By: Margaret K. Elderry Books (January 5, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed. 








Sarah Fine is my go to author when I want something completely original, entertaining, well written, and imaginative. 

She has yet to let me down and Impostor Queen was not an exception to her talent nor her ability. 

Beautifully written, masterfully detailed and laid out, this was hard to put down and even harder to walk away from.

Sarah has a away of describing details and her worlds that not only captive but are  also so seamless that you hardly know they are happening and before you know it, not only can you picture the world she created but you feel as if you are in the very heart of it, right there with the characters that are every bit as believable as the world in which they live.

This was such a fun and exciting read and I'm truly craving more and can't wait to see what will happen next. I predict this will be another outstanding, standout series from Sarah that will be sure to enthrall us all. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

45 comments:

  1. gah I agree, this was so amazing. I'll be writing my review soon

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    1. It really was and I can't wait for the next. ;)

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  2. Fun, exciting and you're craving more? Why haven't I read this yet. Thanks for this review :)

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  3. I've read great thing about this one, which is why it sits on my every growing wish list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sarah is a great author, definitely one to try. ;)

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  4. AHHHHH! I'm so jealous you've read this one already Christina! I can't wait to read it, like you, Sarah Fine is a go-to author for me when I want to be blown away. So glad this was another winner:)

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    1. Dammit. I had too many tabs open and called you the wrong name Ali. FAIL! I'm so sorry. It's Monday and I'm not firing on all cylinders yet. *hangs head in shame*

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    2. LOL well it IS Monday so no worries. ;)

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  5. I agree, Fine really is awesome. Great review, Ali!

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  6. I am so excited you liked this Ali. I plan on listening!

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  7. Great review Kindlemom, I've heard of this author and I think it's time I read her!

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    1. Definitely try her and she does have an adult series too. ;)

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  8. I am starting this one tonight, and I can't wait. Glad to hear you loved it.

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  9. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Not as much as you, but it was good. I can't remember what I said in my review now, but I think the beginning was a little boring for me and the second half was really good.

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    1. It was a bit slow in the beginning for sure but it didn't take too long to pick up.

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  10. Everyone seems to love Sarah Fine. I need to pick something up by her. Glad you enjoyed this!!

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    1. Definitely do, her work is so worth it.

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  11. I really need to read this author. I swear she is on my must read list. Might have to make sure this one is on the list as it sounds perfect for me.

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    1. I'm happy to hear she is on your list of must reads, she truly is a talented writer.

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  12. Wheeee! I'll be reading this soon. I haven't finished the Shadowlands series (is that what it's called?) yet, but I couldn't pass this on up.

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    1. Guards of the Shadowlands I think is what it is called. ;) But they are all fabulous. I think you will like this one too.

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  13. I'm so excited for this (as you most likely know by now, lol) and I'm SO thrilled this was another exceptional read for you by Ms Fine. I can't wait for January to grab this one up unless EW decides to gift it to my before than (crosses fingers.)
    Thanks for making me drool, Ali ;)

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    1. I'll keep my fingers crossed you get it as well, you're going to love it. ;)

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  14. This sounds like my cup of tea! It's good to know that this is book one in a series too :)

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    1. Yep it hasn't been labeled yet but it is a definitely series.

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  15. I love when an author uses the perfect words to make us visualize the world with such clarity.

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  16. Okay, I'm not sure if I'm right in assuming this, but is this book being made into a movie? Or maybe i'm thinking about Red Queen? You probably have no idea what I'm talking about. teehee. But anyway, I can tell you really liked this one! <3

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    1. Red Queen is but it would be awesome for this one to be as well. ;)

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  17. I've never read a book by Sarah Fine. I might have to start with this one. It sounds great. :D

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    1. Definitely try her regardless of which book it is!

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  18. I had no idea there would be a new series from Sarah Fine. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Ali!

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  19. I haven't read any of Sarah's books yet, but I have a copy of Of Metal and Wishes, and I am really interested in this one, especially with how much you loved it :) Great review!

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA

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    1. Of Metal and Wishes is a favorite, you are going to love it and the sequel, they are fantastic!

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  20. I was curious about this one! I haven't read Sarah Fine before but it sounds like I should! I love that you said this book was fun! I always look for that in my reads! I was afraid it would be depressing, what with her being a failure and all. Is there still magic in the book?

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  21. I have never read this author but I probably really should based on your review! Great review :)

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    1. Definitely try her and she has an adult PNR/Fantasy as well that is fabulous too!

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