Early Review: The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: ARC from Publisher
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Summary:  Ansa has always been a fighter.

As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day her Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.

Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she seeks to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.

With her world in chaos and each side wanting to claim her for their own, only one thing is certain: unless Ansa can control the terrible magic inside her, everything she’s fought for will be destroyed.


I read The Impostor Queen last year when it was released and although I don't remember much from it, it was quite an enjoyable book so I had some expectations for the second installment. However, I was a little disappointed that there are new sets of characters because I really enjoyed reading about Elli and her story, but I still think that The Cursed Queen was an interesting book.

The Cursed Queen follows Ansa, a bloodthirsty female warrior, who struggles between her revenge and her love of her tribe. I LOVE reading about kick-ass heroines but for some reason, Ansa didn't really sit well with me. I like reading about her story and how to grows throughout the story, but she didn't stick out to me. Also, the romance was okay. I find myself not really caring about it that much. 

I encountered the same problem I had with The Impostor Queen with this book and that is the pacing. It was inconsistent and I find myself skipping some pages until I get to the good parts.

Overall, I thought that it was an okay book. Sarah Fine did a great job penning this book and I would definitely recommend checking this book out if you like reading fantasy novels. 

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