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Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Hey all, Dani here.

Still no internet. Yet another company said they can’t help us because there are too many trees that disrupt the signal. Yay for nature, but boo for us with everything we need to do online.

I promise that I will try to keep up with my blog posts but I’ll be honest, it is getting harder to do. It’s been two weeks now and I am not good at typing lengthy posts on my phone. I might need to do a library or Panera run over the weekend to prep up posts.

Okay, anyway, it’s review time.


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.

My Thoughts

Rating: 4.5 stars

This was a wibbly wobbly timey wimey adventure. You get to follow the four queens leading up to their deaths, as well as the before, during, and after for the two main characters we follow.

There were quite a few twists and turns to this story, and because of that I find it difficult to talk about the story, because I don’t want to get even remotely close to spoiler territory.

The royal line of succession for this country fascinates me, and it was also interesting to see how each of the quadrants operate and believe. They are so varied and intriguing.

There was romance, intrigue, action, politics, and so much more on these pages, and I was totally drawn into the lives of the characters, the country of Quadara, and the fast paced mystery of these assassinations.

I absolutely cannot wait to read the sequel, because this was a great debut, and I definitely want to know what is going to happen to Quadara next.

Where to Buy

You can pick up this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

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