Four dead Queens
Updated: Apr 17, 2021
Review in a nutshell: I really wanted to like this book with the amazing idea, but it was just boring.
Author: Astrid Scholte Goodreads Review: 3.87 (April 2021)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but in fact, she's 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. Varin 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 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 Queensheralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.
The world is really unique, which is ruled by 4 Queens from different parts and cultures, who have a lot of strict Rules. Eonia focuses on technology and intelligence instead of feelings. Aricha likes hard farming and a simple life without any technic. In Ludia you find great fun and a lots of activities. Toria is for the curios, who trade with the others and connects them all.
So we get 5 Povs, which I always like and the 4 queens are really interesting, but their chapters are not that common like Keralies, who I couldn't stand. Still for the queens this book gets a lot points and they are the reason for 2 stars instead of one.
I really wanted to like this book and I tried, I put down 2 times and still started reading it again, cause I liked the idea and queens, but seriously it's just confusing Keralie and Varian are basically useless and even though some really god plot points happen and it's over in half a second. Also everything plays in a lot of different time zones and nothing makes sense.
I liked how the queens were written, but the rest is just weird and it can't captivate me, I put this down 3 times that's two times to often, even when I liked one part nothing kept me reading.