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Review: Four Dead Queens from Astrid Scholte

Finished reading Four Dead Queens from Astrid Scholte

Title: Four Dead Queens
Writer: Astrid Scholte
Genre: #Fantasy #youngadult
Length: 413 pages
My rating: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: Paperback

The book in three words: Erratic, Lingering, Confusing

Keralie is the best pickpocket in all of the kingdoms of Quadara, but when she steals a ”comm disk” and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn who to trust and fast.

This is the second book that feels very slow in the beginning and middle. After the midpoint, these books have started to shine and the last hundred pages are awesome 🌟 Four Dead Queens had that same thing going on, but there were few other structural differences too that I did not much care about. I do not want to share because of spoilers, but trust me with this. The time goes differently in this book.

The world-building looked first to be exceptional but then it started to crumble. The Queenly Law woke up several questions and the stories about the Eonist way if life were horrible. Sorry, this is just mothers perspective.

This book might have worked better as a screenplay and in a tv series. There was lot going on, but it was written slowly and I did not like the third person perspectives at all (my opinion). Those were needed though so the writer could not do it another way around.

There is lot I’d like to say, but I hate spoilers, so I leave it like this: Read the book! It is a good read and you wont waste your time. Just don’t expect it to blow your mind like I did when I read the description of a ”mystery” book in the fantasy genre.

The best quotes from the book:

”Sometimes failure is the beginning of success.”

⁃ Astrid Scholte, Four Dead Queens

”Let love guide your, heart and everything else will fall into place.”

⁃ Astrid Scholte, Four Dead Queens

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