Blog Tour: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Crushed on by kelly, on February 8, 2019, in Blog Tour, Feature, Future releases / 3 Comments

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Blog Tour: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte is coming this February 26th, and we are thrilled to be a part of the Penguin Teen Blog Tour! In today’s post we are going to share with you some tips of the trade to survive in the world when you aren’t the ruling class.

Blog Tour: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead Queens

by Astrid Scholte
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
on February 26, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 432

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.

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Pickpockets & Messengers

We can’t all be born into royalty and it just seems like so much to marry into it. In Four Dead Queens, those who can’t be royalty might turn to thievery or become a messenger. At least, these are the paths of Keralie and Varin (respectively). We find these roles to be so interesting so we gathered a few tips on the professions to help us all get started. Check them out below, tell us what role you’d want to hold, and add Four Dead Queens to your TBR today!

Brush Up on Your Pickpocket Skills

  • Pick a tourist-y place where people are already distracted or slightly uncomfortable. Lots of people + inattention makes the perfect environment for a little thievery.
  • Distract. Having a buddy helps here but find a way to distract them away from you. Create a scene. Start a fight.
  • Keep your hands covered. Maybe you’re carrying your next read with you…Especially those of you who like big books.

  • Fake being inebriated or out of it. Makes that stumble against more convincing.

Qualities of an Effective Messenger

  • Reliable transportation that fits the environment. You can’t drive a car through the desert – better learn to ride a horse stat.
  • Tetris level organizational skills for when you have multiple deliveries
  • Discretion/ability to keep secrets. You like your life, right?
  • Connections. It helps to have people to rely on along the way.
  • Last but not least, you need to know when you are in danger.

Now tell us, are you more suited to be a pickpocket or a messenger?

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3 responses to “Blog Tour: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    This post is hilarious! I so enjoyed reading my ARC of this book and hope the author will write a companion novel as the characters and world were so much fun.