Top Five Novels Like Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Hello, everyone! How are you?
Today we are evaluating some of the similiar novels like Four Dear Queens by Astrid Scholte. Now, I haven’t exactly read these, but, I do believe these are quite similiar- and I reckon they’d be a great read! I’m not saying I have a fabulous reading taste, but- that is exactly what I am saying. I just contradicted myself. Ignore that. Or don’t, I can’t tell you how live your life.
Read on~

1. Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Published: April 2nd 2019

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult

Pages: 385

Goodreads Rating: 3.70 / 5

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A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.. 

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2. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Published: June 4th 2019

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult

Pages: 453

Goodreads Rating: 4.15

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All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

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3. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows

Publisher: Delacorte

Published: August 6th 2019

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Retellings

Pages: 403

Goodreads Rating: 3.96 / 5

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In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next. 

4. The Beholder by Anna Bright

The Beholder (The Beholder, #1)

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: June 4th 2019

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Retellings; Romance

Pages: 435

Goodreads Rating: 3.64 / 5

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Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.

But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.

From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.

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5. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers, #1)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: February 12th 2019

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult

Pages: 496

Goodreads Rating: 4.14 / 5

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An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle.I had a sister, once…

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

Crown of Feathers is an epic fantasy about love’s incredible power to save—or to destroy. Interspersed throughout is the story of Avalkyra Ashfire, the last Rider queen, who would rather see her empire burn than fall into her sister’s hands. 

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That’s all for today, thank you all for reading, it was such a PAIN to write this knowing how POOR I am. Honestly, I really need to win the lottery sometime soon because I do NOT have enough books on my bookshelf, and my TBR list is getting far too long.
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