I feel as though I have heard about Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte for ages. In fact, I’m fairly certain that the first time I heard about it was way back in the summer of 2018. I’ll be honest, I’d thought that it had released long before February and I’m kind of surprised that it hadn’t. Of course, I suppose this just means I wasn’t vastly interested in this book to the point that I never bothered to figure out when its release date was. It is what it is in the end and I know I added this one to my TBR long ago without ever really looking at the synopsis simply due to how there the book was for me. I couldn’t turn any which way without seeing this novel. It was certainly all over the place on Twitter and I know for a fact I entered a large number of giveaways for it. And the fact that I haven’t rated it yet on Goodreads is proof enough that I never won one. While I do intend to keep this book on my TBR, I can’t really determine just yet when I will get to it. Unfortunately, despite sounding awesome, this book is not a priority for me at the moment.
Four Dead Queens is set in a land where there are four–shock!–queens ruling over the four quadrants of the world. When Keralie, a young pickpocket, receives a message–a vision, really–of all four Queens being brutally murdered, she soon finds herself teaming up with a noble messenger to seek out those behind the dastardly plot. And while Keralie’s motives might be on the selfish side, you can certainly see the potential this story has for being quite amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing where this book takes me just as Keralie and the messenger, Varin, go to see where the message takes them.
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