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Four Dead Queens

Written by: Astrid Scholte
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead. 

With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens. 

An enthralling fast-paced murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.

Praise for Four Dead Queens:

“Astrid Scholte's propulsive debut YA novel checks all the boxes for an addictive read.” (Refinery29)

“Scholte's stand-alone debut marks her as an author to watch." (Kirkus)

“Scholte has created an intrigue-heavy adventure in a world filled with characters whom readers will want to revisit.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Debut author Scholte manipulates multiple points of view and flashbacks to create an action-packed romance.” (Booklist)

“The story takes unexpected turns, has complicated characters who develop over time, and ends unpredictably.... A recommended addition to young adult fantasy/dystopian collections.” (School Library Journal)

“A fierce, darkly compelling protagonist...and readers will want to double back to get a better look at the various turns of the enticingly twisting timeline.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

©2019 Astrid Scholte (P)2019 Listening Library

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  • Nicole Porter
  • 2019-04-24

Excellent Mystery

From the moment that I hit "play", I was completely locked into this book. For the first half of the book, everything seemed so predictable, but it was still enjoyable. Then the plot twists and revelations began, and I couldn't stop listening which lead to me falling asleep way later than I should have. If you enjoyed Three Dark Crowns and Six of Crows, this listen is definitely worth your while. Just make sure to clear your schedule.

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  • HOPE M.
  • Duluth Ga
  • 2019-03-03

OMG

omg the twist and turns in this book. was an amazing story that will have you guessing till the end.

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