Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte is a YA Fantasy that I could not put down!
“Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but in fact, she’s 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. Varin 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 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 Queensheralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.”
If you love YA Fantasy you HAVE to read this book.
We follow multiple POVs: a skilled thief and four queens. Each are about to have their lives changed drastically when a ploy for their lives has them hanging in the balance.
This is another story that you should go into blind because every plot twist is perfectly meshed out and left me speechless.
I can’t explain enough how much I recommend this one, and even though the ending was completely satisfactory, I wish there were hundreds of pages more!
PS – this is a standalone novel!!
I give this one the highest 5 out of 5 stars, and has hit as one of the top books of 2019!
100% a reread!!
Published: 26 February 2019
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Fantasy
How I Read It: Hardcover from Owlcrate Exclusive
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