Review: Four Dead Queens

Review: Four Dead Queens

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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My Rating

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Official synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she's, in fact, one of Quadara's most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara's most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara's queens dead.

With no other choices and on the run from Keralie's former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation's four dead queens.

An enthralling fast-paced murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.


Review

“Sometimes failure is the beginning of success” 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Four Dead Queens. It was fast-paced and original, filled with characters unique to themselves. I enjoyed the perspectives of the Queens the most. It was easy to follow Keralie and Varin on their journey through the palace trying to uncover the assassin. It’s a murder mystery thrown into a techie world full of crime and heists - all of that put together, it’s totally different than anything I’ve ever read.

A truly great debut.

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