The Dead Queens Club (Hardcover)

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Our cast: Henry VIII and his six wives. Our setting: a modern day high school that has more than an average amount of drama (well, it is the Tudors!). The result: a masterpiece of humor-meets-history. When Annie (a.k.a Cleveland a.k.a. Cleves a.k.a Girlfriend # 4) meets Henry he’s disgustingly in love with his disgustingly perfect girlfriend #1, Lina. Two years later, he’s on girlfriend #6 (Cat Parr) and numbers 2 (Anna Boleyn) and 5 (Katie) are dead. Under mysterious circumstances. As Cleves investigates her best friend at the behest of Cat and Parker (Katie’s best friend), she struggles to come to terms with the different sides of Henry she begins to uncover. A clever concept with excellent execution (no pun intended) carries a fiercely feminist message about double standards, the deadly consequences of male anger, slut shaming, the assumptions we make about girls, and the power of female friendships.

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If your school's homecoming king had a little too much in common with Henry VIII, would you survive with your head still attached?

You'd think being the new girl in a tiny town would equal one very boring senior year. But if you're me--Annie Marck, alias Cleves--and you accidentally transform into teenage royalty by entering Lancaster High on the arm of the king himself? Life becomes the exact opposite of boring.

Henry has it all: he's the jock, the genius and the brooding bad boy all in one. Which sort of explains why he's on his sixth girlfriend in two years.

What it doesn't explain is why two of them--two of us--are dead.

My best friend thinks it's Henry's fault, which is obviously ridiculous. My nemesis says we shouldn't talk about it, which is straight-up sketchy. But as the resident nosy new girl, I'm determined to find out what really happened to Lancaster's dead queens...ideally before history repeats itself.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781335542236
ISBN-10: 133554223X
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication Date: January 29th, 2019
Pages: 464
Language: English