What’s in a Cover – Four Dead Queens

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Title Four Dead Queens

Author Astrid Scholte

Description from Amazon

Four dead queens. Three days to catch a killer. Two forbidden romances.
One shocking twist you won’t see coming.

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. 

Cover Art (left to right)

  • Original Cover
  • OwlCrate Exclusive Cover

Original Cover

I love the original cover of this book.  This was totally a cover buy for me.  Liking the description was totally an added bonus.  I knew I was buying this book the moment I saw it.  I love the details in the crowns.  They are even embossed so they have a really interesting texture.  I think it give the cover a richness that you don’t always see in debut novels.

OwlCrate Cover

For all of the same reasons I loved the original cover, I love the OwlCrate exclusive cover.  Changing the background to red is a perfect choice.  Blue might be my favorite color, but the red adds so much drama.  I think it’s the right choice here.  

I also want to point out that I really appreciate that OwlCrate’s cover is distinctly different from the original.  Some cover they do, while pretty, have such a subtle change, that you can hardly see it.  I was super happy to see that this was a very noticeable change.

Final Thoughts

While the red cover has some serious (and well deserved) drama, I think I like the blue cover better.  I can’t fight my feelings for blue here.  It’s always been my favorite color and I think it always will be.  

Blue > Red

Check out my full review here.

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