Review: Four Dead Queens

Title: Four Dead Queens

Author: Astrid Scholte

Date of Publication: February 26th, 2019


Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review:

Well, this was all kinds of soap opera fantasy fun! I’ll start out by saying lots of twists and turns. Sometimes, I was lost. Sometimes, I was like, what’s going on here? And sometimes, I was very thrilled where the book was heading!

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Of course the title is what automatically drew me in because, come on, not one, but four, dead queens! I really liked the main character, Keralie. She could be ruthless, selfish, but also have a heart, and she had great character growth. Varin was my own pocketful of sunshine! Loved the dialogue between Keralie and Varin!

What you also get in this book is a whole lot of point of views. At times, I’ll admit, I just wanted Keralie’s, but they were all necessary and connected the bigger picture of the plot. And wow, what a unique world with four very interesting quadrants! Overall a good read and I can’t wait to read more by the author!


What’s your favorite fantasy book?

4 thoughts on “Review: Four Dead Queens

  1. Great review. I really enjoyed this book. I agree I was always wanting to back to Keralie’s POV but the others gave a lot to the story too. I was completely shocked by the outcome, very interesting idea.
    Your question at the end, favourite fantasy book, I find that so hard since I read mostly fantasy and keeping add new books to this ever growing list. But one of the few that I have reread multiple times is Miss Mabel’s school for Girls, it’s fantastic and so clever.

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