Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte was a book I bought solely because it had a pretty cover. I had never heard about it before and I barely had time to read the blurb on the back of the book at the time. But the cover was so pretty!
I was glad too see on goodreads that my coworker had read the book, finished it one weekend and given it a good score. And so I talked to her the next day at work and she recommended it saying it was a easy and fun read and a stand alone novel. This sounded perfect to me and I was happy to start reading it.
In Four Dead Queens we meet Keralie, a thief/pickpocket who on accident discovers the memories someone murdering the four queens of the four realms/regions. Memory chips can record memories, and this is big news that no one is talking about. What is going on? At the same time we meet the queens and the upset state when one of them gets murdered.
I loved that this book comes with a map even though it is a stand alone novel. It even has portraits of the four queens!
I really enjoyed reading this book. Scholte has done a great job combining fantasy,sci-fi and murder mystery. The book pulls you in immediately and the pace keeps up all throughout the book. I enjoyed this book and can really recommend it!