I have yet to actually read Astrid Scholte’s Four Dead Queens even though it’s been on my TBR since it came out, but it has honestly a lot of company on that “unread anticipated books” shelf that exists only in my mind. Anyway I have read enough of it through skimming to know that I love the style. Thus when I saw she had another book coming out I was thrilled!
Seventeen-year-old Tempe was born into a world of water. When the Great Waves destroyed her planet, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called. Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone era, searching for anything of value to trade for Notes. It isn’t food or clothing that she wants to buy, but her dead sister’s life. For a price, the research facility on the island of Palindromena will revive the dearly departed for twenty-four hours before returning them to death. It isn’t a heartfelt reunion that Tempe is after; she wants answers. Elysea died keeping a terrible secret, one that has ignited an unquenchable fury in Tempe: Her beloved sister was responsible for the death of their parents. Tempe wants to know why.
But once revived, Elysea has other plans. She doesn’t want to spend her last day in a cold room accounting for a crime she insists she didn’t commit. Elysea wants her freedom and one final glimpse at the life that was stolen from her. She persuades Tempe to break her out of the facility, and they embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their parents’ death and mend their broken bond. But they’re pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea’s time is up–and before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed.Synpopsis for The Vanishing Deep
Just look at that! I have so many questions and I need answers. If this synopsis wasn’t enough I read a sample chapter and am totally in love with everything I have read thus far. I need it! I have to know what is next and I have to know now! I will definitely be pre-ordering this and most likely reading it as soon as I get it in my hands!
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