Review: The True Queen by Sarah Fine

The True Queen by Sarah Fine
 The Impostor Queen #3
Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Publication: January 2nd 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Length: 384 pages
Format: ARC (thank you, Simon!)

Now that Ansa knows she is the destined queen of Kupari, she is desperate to find a permanent home for her people, the Kriegere, in the Kupari lands. But as the small band of warriors crosses into the foreign territory, Ansa loses her fragile grip on her newly-acquired—and violent—fire and ice magic and puts everyone, including her love Thyra, in danger.

Inside the walls of Kupari, Elli maintains the facade that she is the magical queen, with her secret—that she has no magic at all—on the brink of exposure every day. But as she tries to prepare the citizens to protect themselves from another invasion, unrest spreads as wielders like her beloved Oskar begin to lose control of their powers.

As Kupari grows increasingly unstable, with the land literally crumbling beneath their feet, and a common enemy once again threatening everything, these two young women on a collision course with destiny must find a way to save the realm and their people from total destruction.

In this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen series, Sarah Fine’s sweeping tale of two fierce leaders imbued with unimaginable power and called to unthinkable sacrifice finally answers the question: who has the strength to be the True Queen?


I read the first novel in this trilogy, THE IMPOSTOR QUEEN, last year, and I absolutely adored it. Continuing into the second and third books, I am again incredibly impressed by Sarah Fine’s storytelling skills and unbeatable imagination when it comes to magic, fantasy, and political intrigue.

THE TRUE QUEEN brings both the characters Elli and Ansa together in this action-packed finale. I loved both women separately and I was so excited to see them come together in this novel. Their personalities are so different yet so similar, and I loved the tensions that came between them when they got closer to each other throughout the novel. The secondary characters were also pertinent to Elli’s and Ansa’s personalities, yet I do wish I could have seen more of Oskar and Sig.

The romance in this novel was present, but not overwhelming. For those of you who enjoy more action and politics, this one definitely improves upon those themes rather than the romance. I am slightly upset about the death of a certain character, but I did enjoy the rest of the novel.

Overall, THE TRUE QUEEN wraps up this trilogy incredibly well. Sarah Fine takes fire and ice magic, romance, fantasy, and female empowerment to a new level. If you enjoy any of those things, be sure to pick this series up!

Thank you to Simon for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


alice name.pngAlice is an 18 year old college student who loves the oxford comma, television shows, and the company of dogs. She finds writing in the third person odd yet enjoyable. You can find her scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and forever organizing her shelves on Goodreads.


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