Sixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied 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, 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 her love 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 choose the right side before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.
Source: (Hardcover, 432 pages) provided by publisher
Published: January 5th 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
The Impostor Queen is a very engaging and fast-paced read that will take you on an unforgettable journey. I love the whole plot and thoroughly enjoyed flipping each page.
This book takes readers to the world of Elli, the “chosen one”. Ever since she was little, she was trained to be a great queen with the power to wield ice and fire. However, her powers don’t come. And *poof*, the story begins, taking readers on an exciting ride.
The main character, Elli is such a relatable and self-scarifying gal. I love her compassion for her people and her determination. Oskar is also such a great character. I adore his relationship with Elli. He clearly cares about her a lot. The romance is just perfect.
I love this book SO much! I can’t even put it into words. I read this entire book in one setting and boy, I want more