The Hollow Queen

As a princess of the Romanov Empire, Elizabeth has enjoyed a life of luxury and privilege. But the sudden deaths of her parents leaves her unprotected—awash in the dangerous tide of her family’s political rivals.

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As a princess of the Romanov Empire, Elizabeth has enjoyed a life of luxury and privilege. But the sudden deaths of her parents leaves her unprotected—awash in the dangerous tide of her family’s political rivals.

When the supreme council crowns her half-nephew Peter II in her place, Elizabeth is left with no title, no power, and no allies. Now little more than a bastard in the eyes of the world, she is sent to serve in the palatial home of Prince Menshikov—the real power behind the boy king. But Elizabeth refuses to fade quietly into the background. Determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s murder and expose the men who mean to rule Russia in secret, she grows closer to the handsome young king and swears to protect him and his rule at any cost. But the forces that oppose them are as dark as they are far-reaching—and this time, Elizabeth could lose more than just her title…

Don’t miss the series dubbed a “must-read romance” by the USA Today and “An entertaining and racy read” by School Library Journal. The Hollow Queen is a scandalous glimpse into the life of one of the most vibrant women in history.

Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Violence
5
There is not a lot of violence in this book but there are instances such as an attempted sexual assault (which is thwarted by the intended victim). There are assassination attempts and people end up dead, but it is not graphic.
Language
4
There is very little bad language in this book, but the use of whore justifies a 4 rating.
Romance/Sensuality
5
There is sex in this book which is not overly detailed but not closed door either (and it could be considered to be incestuous as it is with a half aunt / half nephew) There is an attempted sexual assault (thwarted by the victim)
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
3
There are several scenes in the book with underage drinking but it is set in a different time and country during which time such things would all have been considered acceptable and at times even expected behavior.
Supernatural Characters: N/A
Other: This is an historical tale and many of today’s standards would not have applied to things. It is of a similar rating to the previous installments in this story. Some romance between relations (which was common at that time) may not be appropriate for younger readers. Caution strongly recommended.

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Series: The Stolen Empire Series, Book 5
Genres: Historical / Medieval, Love & Romance, Royalty
Tags: 18th century romance, Catherine the Great, Historical, romance, royalty, Russian royalty, young adult
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: B07TJ1XLC5
ISBN: 9781634223768
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Sherry D. Ficklin

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs. She is the author of several YA novels ranging from contemporary romance to science fiction. In her spare time she co-hosts the Pop Lit Divas radio show and is constantly trying to take over the world.

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