3 Reasons To Read…Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

3 Reasons to Read...Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week one of our selections is Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…
3 Reasons To Read…Four Dead Queens by Astrid ScholteFour Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Published by Putnam Juvenile on 2/26/2019
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 432
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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.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte


  • WE LOVE A GOOD DEBUT! And that’s exactly what we found within these pages. A really, really, really good debut that caught us by surprise and grabbed our attention from the very first page.
  • Keralie just the kind of heroine we’ve been wanting for awhile now. She’s her own person, she’s brave, a little selfish, makes decisions a little too quickly, but wraps it all up in an irresistible package. We loved watching her grow and we REALLY loved the romance between her and Varin. It was the perfect mix of sweet and swoon.
  • It’s safe to say we need more. More Keralie and Varin. More of anything by Astrid Scholte. Too greedy? We’re not even sorry.


About Astrid Scholte

Astrid Scholte

Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She’s spent the last 10 years working in film, animation and television as both an artist and manager. Career highlights include working on James Cameron's AVATAR, Steven Spielberg's THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and HAPPY FEET 2 by George Miller. She’s a visual writer and aims to capture the vivid stories that play like movies in her head. When she’s not writing, she’s painting her favorite fictional characters and obliging her furry overlords, Lilo and Mickey.FOUR DEAD QUEENS (Putnam, Spring 2019) is her debut novel.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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