Hello and welcome to May! We’ve had heaps of rain lately – finally – and in Australia the weather is changing towards that perfect time of year for cuddling up beside a warm fire/radiator/hot water bottle with a really great book. Huzzah!
And what a book we have for everyone this month… FOUR DEAD QUEENS is the debut sf/fantasy title by Astrid Scholte, and it’s making a big splash in the States, where Astrid is currently touring. Here’s a link to the Kirkus review, and a bit more about the book:
“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.”
I hope you enjoy this month’s wild OzYA read! If you’d like to buy a copy of the book, you can get free shipping by quoting the ‘loveoz’ code right here at Boomerang Books. Or find the ebook on Amazon here.
Let me know what you think about our new title here on the #LoveOzYAbookclub Facebook group, or simply comment below. I’ll be in touch again soon, and happy reading!