Book Rewind Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
The gorgeous paperback for Four Dead Queens is out 2/11 and we are here to say why you should pick it up! And, because spring ROCKS, The Vanishing Deep is also out a month later. Check out the preorder incentive below!
Thank you to Penguin for sending a copy of the new paperback and an ARC of The Vanishing Deep!
Four Dead Queensby Astrid Scholte
Published by: Penguin Books
on February 26, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery
A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.Get in quick, get out quicker.
These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:
Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambitionLudia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainmentArchia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and natureEonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community
When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.
4 Reasons to Pick Up the Upcoming Four Dead Queens Paperback
- The cover says fantasy but this story is a mashup of fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, AND thrills! It’s a speculative mystery-thriller and I promise there’s nothing on your shelves like it.
- Big cast that slowly comes together in ways you’d never expect.
- Twists, twists, and more twists. Some of the twists even have twists!
- It’s a standalone. You get the full story from start to finish.
Bonus: Just look at that gorgeous new cover!!
And if you’re ready for more Astrid, check out this pre-order offer for The Vanishing Deep, her upcoming speculative story out 3/3 where the dead…return?