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The Impostor Queen Hardcover – January 5, 2016
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"Fine's portrayals of fire and ice magic are scorching and chilling...Full of passion, fire, and ice. " (Kirkus Reviews)
"Readers will find conspiracy, magic, war, romance, prophecy, corruption, and the truth that there are multiple sides to every story. Stay tuned for a sequel. VERDICT Recommend to readers who enjoy magical fantasy with a little romance mixed in—especially to fans of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen." (School Library Journal)
“Readers who love unique world building and magic will embrace this story easily, but the qualities of bravery, love, and devotion will extend its appeal even further.” (Booklist)
"Elli's quest is absorbing, the story well-paced, and the world and its magic intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
“Fans of Rae Carson’s books and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen will find much to love in Fine’s engrossing novel.” (VOYA)
“Sarah Fine presents a fresh and fascinating magical world with its own rules and rituals, riveting action and relationships (and a sequel-worthy ending),featuring a protagonist who grows in wisdom, compassion, and self-awareness.” (School Library Journal, "Magic, Dastardly Villains, and Less-Than-Perfect Heroes")
About the Author
Sarah Fine is the author of Of Metal and Wishes, Of Dreams and Rust, The Impostor Queen, and The Guards of the Shadowlands series. She was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast. When she's not writing, she's working as a child psychologist. Visit her at SarahFineBooks.com.
Top customer reviews
I can't even begin to express how intriguing the world-building is in this novel. I was blown away by its uniqueness and it is definitely unlike anything I have ever read. Honestly, this is the perfect example of how an author should do fantasy world-building. Nothing was confusing, and even though you don't know everything at the beginning of the novel, the reader is given bits throughout the story so that it's never overwhelming. Sarah Fine reveals just enough so that you aren't confused, but still leaves you with some questions unanswered to keep you invested in reading. The idea behind the Valtia and Saadela was incredibly different, and it truly drives the story along. This, along with the fire and ice magic, made this book stand out for me. I am very eager to learn more about these aspects of the world, and explore a bit more with this world.
The other aspect that drives this book are the constant secrets, betrayals, and twists that are introduced periodically throughout the story. Just when you think you have things figured out...BAM! There's a twist or an unraveling of secrets that totally changes the course of the book. This made the book even more exciting in my opinion.
Both the MC (Elli) and the the secondary characters are all amazingly developed, and you truly feel like you know every character by the end of the story. Sarah Fine has always written amazing characters, and she does it again with this novel. Elli was the perfect lead character as she has a fierce determination that is to be admired, and she has an endless love for those she cares about. Her heart is big, and her love knows no bounds. Elli will go to great lengths to ensure that she helps whenever and however possible. I will admit, at first, I wasn't too sure about her character. I didn't really know what to make of her, but she quickly grew on me during the book. Oskar (the love interest) was amazing on his own. He is very secretive and has his own struggles. I really enjoyed the scenes where he opened up to Elli, and the chemistry between them can't be denied.
The romance in this novel is perfect as well, as the love between Elli and Oskar builds slowly but burns brightly. Sarah Fine balanced the romance with the action and fantasy elements perfectly, and I can't wait to see where their relationship goes. I can already tell it'll be a bit of a rocky road, but they definitely belong together!
The one complaint I do have about this book (and this is the only complaint I have) is the pacing. There were times where the story was very slow and dragged. But then there would be plenty of scenes that made up for these times by being action packed and full of excitement. Regardless of these scenes though, the other elements of the story keep you interested during these slow times in the book.
Overall, I would highly recommend this novel for fans of Sarah Fine or if you're looking for a completely new and unique fantasy novel. Sarah Fine has written a dark, intriguing, and extremely enjoyable tale that will leave you longing for the next in the series. Even though there was no cliffhanger, I am super excited to check out the next book to see what will happen next for Elli, Oskar, and all the other characters in the novel!
Happy reading :)
I also loved the magic in this story. The way that it functions, and the way that those who have it use it, is phenomenal and makes for a truly exciting story. The story itself starts off slowly, but after you get to the action later in the book, it comes together. The magic and prophecies are key to this story--Elli has been raised since she was a toddler to lead her people, and dedicate her life to them, but that crashes down around her when the magic doesn't enter her after her mentor dies. Dealing with the grief of losing basically the closest thing to a mother she has ever had, Elli has to leave behind everything she has ever known or understood. This sounds like a pretty common trope at this point, but Fine's writing ability helps it take on a life of it's own.
Overall as a main character, I really enjoyed being in Elli's mind. She was honest about her failings and her world. The only issue that I had with her was that she would jump in head first to sacrifice herself when the time didn't really call for it. She was a little dense to her surroundings and the people around her. While it often makes sense for her character, it was frustrating at times because Elli is also strong and worthy. She grows so much from the first page to the last, and as a reader, you can't help but be proud of her. This is extremely reminiscent of Lela from Fine's other series.
The side characters are just as well-written and believable as Elli. The Elders are a large portion of this book, and they are fully-written despite being on the side. They have personalities and are not a lump of characters, like they might be under some other authors. I absolutely adored Oskar, who also grows significantly throughout. Elli draws you in, and Oskar keeps you reading. His mother Maarika is a fantastic addition to the book, and I enjoyed reading her interactions with Elli. She and Oskar's sister Freya bring out sides of Elli that are necessary for her growth as a character, and the progression of the story.
Because this is a spoiler-free review, I won't go in to details about the story, but this book is one of my favorites of 2016 so far. I highly recommend it.
Most recent customer reviews
Pretty much the entire novel is great because:
1. The writing is solid and detailed without feeling too wordy.Read more
Plot: Truth be told, I didn't know if Sarah Fine was an author for me. I have tried reading her other series without much success, but The Impostor Queen...Read more