{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Posted June 13, 2018 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 2 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Wishful Endings, in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for. It’s based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday, that was run by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead Queens

by Astrid Scholte
Published on February 26th 2019
by Putnam
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

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 ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: 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.

Why I’m Waiting: A murder mystery in a YA Fantasy that is a standalone with a thief as MC? I mean… YES PLEASE. This sounds awesome and the cover is so pretty and I need it in my life, okay?

What are you waiting for this week?


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2 responses to “{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

  1. Oh, I didn’t know this was a standalone! Though I won’t get too excited because there is a trend in YA at the moment where things are SAID to be standalones and then they end up getting sequels – e.g. The Diabolic and Heart of Iron. SIGH. I’ll probably give this one a go because the author is Australian and I do like supporting Aussie authors 😀

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