The Corpse Queen

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Molly is nothing special. Not pretty, wild red hair and an orphan. When her best and only friend, Kitty, is killed, she vows to find the boy who murdered her. And what better chance than when a woman claiming to be her aunt sends for her. In order to pay her keep, Molly must do the unthinkable: steal bodies from their grave. She’ll do whatever it takes to find Kitty’s killer, even if she loses herself along the way.

Interesting characters, a murder mystery, and the backdrop of the long past where nothing is as it seems all wrapped into one story? Check. The Corpse Queen is a fascinating story, not just of Molly, but what everyone has to do just to survive. It questions morals and blurs the lines between right and wrong, making it a very dark story. The descriptions are fantastic, dresses, rooms and especially the bodies. If you don’t like gore, this is not a book for you; it’s not exactly gory but some of the descriptions are particularly gruesome. There is, of course, a romance, but it doesn’t take from the story and is quite sweet. There is some heavy cussing throughout.

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Author Heather M. Herrman
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 14-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781984816702 Buy this Book
Issue November 2021
Category Young Adult