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    The sneak peak is so good

    Looking forward to the release of this new fantasy. The sneak peak is so good. Hope the book continues the momentum.
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    Fun Story!

    Title: Four Dead Queens Author: Astrid Schotte Release Date: February 26, 2019 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mystery, Dystopian LQBTQ?: N/A only partial read People of Color?: Yes Bechdel Test: Yes Trigger Warning:s: None in the first 7 chapters or so. Disclaimer: I received a sneak peek of Four Dead queens in exchange for an honest review. The first several chapters vacillate between Keralie and the Queens of Quadara. These chapters are heavy on world-building of Quadara and its history to catch the reader up to speed. It is a lot to take in but I feel like the stage is set and the narrative can begin to move with much more fluidity. Schotte gives us a view from above and a view from below. Karalie is one of the best "dippers" (pick-pocket) on the streets. When we initially meet her she is stealing a package from a royal messenger and Mackiel, her friend/boss, congratulates her on the achievement. That night at the black market auction, things go very wrong when the messenger shows up to retrieve his stolen package and Mackiel turns on them both. Meanwhile, in the palace that the four queens reside together in, the unthinkable happens - a queen is murdered. The remaining three are left to decide what to do her the throne without an heir apparent. The sneak peek ends here, but I suspect we'll end up with three more dead queens. Quadara's society is highly rigid and structured and with each empty throne, the world seems on the brink of chaos and a possible war. Four Dead Queens reminds me of Divergent and Six of Crows so far. I would recommend it for fantasy, YA, and dystopian fans. So far it is suitable for teens and up. I cannot wait to read the rest of Four Dead Queens! I've already preordered the book and look forward to staying up way too late reading it!
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    Wow. Not good.

    I bought this book on my kobo because of the summary. It makes the plot sound much more enthralling than it truly is. The main character is unappealing. While the author tries time and time again to make her sympthetic, it does not help. I found her quips uncharming and her emotional archs lacking. She is rather one dimensional, seeing how I just finished the book and cannot recall her name. It's also a very messy book. The editing is lacking; there is one instance where an identical expression is used in close proximity and it's very noticable and distracting. The changing of perspectives each chapter is also rather frustracting, a lot of it feeling like filler. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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    So captivating!

    The book was really great! The evalution of characters was great and the plot line was great. A wonderful mystery novel that captivates you. I just couldnt put it down.
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    All the stars!!

    I just couldn't pass up the chance to get a sneak peek at Four Dead Queens. Now I NEED the full book now more ever! I got a tiny taste of Scholte's writing, the four Queens and Kera's story and it was enough to hook me! I will be very impatiently waiting until release day to get my fix!
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