The Dead Queens Club

The Dead Queens Club

Mean Girls meets The Tudors in Hannah Capin?s The Dead Queens Club, a clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends). Told from the perspective of Annie Marck (?Cleves?), a 17-year-old aspiring journalist from Cleveland who meets Henry at summer camp, The Dead Queens Club is a fun, snarky read that provides grea Mean Girls meets The Tudors in Hannah Capin?s The Dead Queens Club, a clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry V...

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Title:The Dead Queens Club
Author:Hannah Capin
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:133554223X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

The Dead Queens Club Reviews

  • Sarah
    Feb 17, 2019
    I had such a good time with this! It?s a funny, satisfying send-up of patriarchy/slut shaming/the bullshit that has allowed yet more men into the highest offices of the United States despite credible evidence that they?re gross predators, all for the disregard of women. I?m no...
  • Beth
    Feb 10, 2019
    So, this was completely awesome. The tale of the Tudors - Henry VIII and his six unfortunate wives - set in a modern American high school, dripping with sarcasm and wit, darkly fun and enjoyable reading. I could not put this one down, and I literally LOL'ed so many times that I was get...
  • Emily May
    Nov 26, 2018
    I really did my best to like this but it was just not my thing. Starred reviews from Kirkus usually prompt me to take a second look at books I was about to pass by. Then when I read that this one was a high school comedy retelling of history - specifically that of Henry VIII and his...
  • Teri
    Dec 18, 2018
    I'm not a big history buff, but I watched The Tudors series on Netflix several years ago and was hooked. Given, it was highly dramatized, but you can't tell me there weren't clandestine meetings, backstabbings, political maneuverings, and power plays during that time. And then, of ...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Dec 26, 2018
    3.5 stars Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived. Annie Marck aka Cleveland aka Cleves is certain of one thing?Henry is her best friend and she's his right hand man. No matter what girl he's dating. And he's dated quite a few. But strange things keep happenin...
  • Katie
    Feb 17, 2019
    I was determined to break up my seriously depressing nonfiction reading with something completely ridiculous and fun. The Dead Queens Club was the perfect choice. I?ve been a Tudor addict for over 20 years now, but you don?t have to be to read this. Capin?s re-imagining of Hen...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Dec 02, 2018
    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Okay, I?m gonna be up front with y?all: my experience reading The Dead Queens Club was, hands...
  • Adrienne Dillard
    Feb 19, 2019
    Would you believe that I?m a fickle reader? Yeah, probably. I?m often crowing about historical accuracy. It?s kind of my thing. So it surprised me when I was overcome with a desire to read The Dead Queen?s Club, as I?m generally not a fan of alternative/revisionist history. B...
  • Dara
    Feb 22, 2019
    I really wanted to like this book. The premise is so intriguing. Henry VIII and his six wives but in modern day high school? Yes please. What a cool idea. Unfortunately that's really the only good part about this book. The story is told in first person from Cleves's perspective. She...
  • Max Baker
    Oct 31, 2018
    Thank You Netgalley for providing a free review copy in exchange for an honest review What an interesting book. And I mean that in the highest possible regards. The Dead Queens Club is an interesting book because it manages to be so many things at once. It's a psychological thriller...
  • Julia (Shakespeare and Such)
    Feb 14, 2019
    Long live the queens. 2.2/5 stars This hurts me more than it hurts you. Plot: 2/5 - Pretty much the only reason the plot gets ANY points is because of the premise. With very little credit going to the fact that (view spoiler)[I kept saying this book should be John Tucker Mu...
  • ☙ percy ❧
    Sep 04, 2017
    i mean like, as a weird quirky historian i am totally on board with this weird new quirky trend of historical figures in present day, but why are they only about The Ultimate Fuckboi Henry VIII??? where are my faves?? marie antoinette?? (and the TRUE marie antoinette, not the ''let ...
  • Vani
    Mar 23, 2019
    "Normal high schools don't actually operate like the Reign of Terror." I just changed this from four to five stars and then back again like idk seven times. Because the ending, the last hundred pages or so, is a 25 star worthy read. But the first three hundred had some issues for me...
  • Meaghan
    Jan 30, 2019
    First off I would like to thank the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for giving me the chance to read and review this ARC. While the copy was provided for free, all opinions are honest and my own. The Dead Queens Club is a modern high school retelling of Henry VIII and his wives...
  • Kayla Brunson
    Dec 17, 2018
    DNF at 65 pages. This made me feel scatterbrained while reading. The main character Anna aka Cleves is all over the place. In her inner monologue down to how she interacts with Henry. Even with me only reading 65 pages, this was problematic and a hot mess. Henry would rather liste...
  • Carrie
    Jan 23, 2019
    The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin is a young adult contemporary story that is a retelling of Henry VIII and his wives. In this case however the ?wives? are all high school girlfriends of Henry, the charming homecoming king. The story is told from the point of view of Annie Ma...
  • Megan
    Mar 05, 2019
    YES. the speed at which i just added this book to my 'favourites' shelf literally just broke the sound barrier rtc. ...
  • شيماء ✨
    Dec 31, 2018
    When I say?I don?t like drama?, what I really mean is ?I don?t want to be involved in any drama of my own.? Reading a contemporary reclaiming of the story of Henry VIII and his wives (in this case, his high school girlfriends), on the other hand, seemed firmly inside my c...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Sep 13, 2018
    This is a hard one to rate so I'll sort of meet in the middle with a 3.5/5 stars. It's sort of like a Moxie meets Henry VIII and his 6 wives. There were things I absolutely love love LOVED about this book: 1. Calling out of sexism 2. Checking men and women for slutshaming 3. Each...
  • Mireille Chartier
    Dec 15, 2018
    ?Ainsi sera? I was so fraking excited about this book when I first learned about it. I am a HUGE Tudor enthusiast, like crazy. I?ve read biographies about them (a lot of Elizabeth I ones because I find her really badass) and watched the movies/TV shows, I love this drama infus...
  • Sierra Elmore
    Dec 16, 2018
    The Dead Queens Club is centered around the (sorta) fictional Lancaster High, where quarterback Henry is on his sixth girlfriend. Two of whom are kinda dead. In their honor, Cleves, the narrator, starts THE DEAD QUEENS CLUB, an underground Tumblr about Lancaster?s favorite former que...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jan 06, 2019
    5 stars I unfortunately do not get to say 5 stars a lot, but I am SO EXCITED to say that I AM USING IT TODAY LOOK AT IT. What does this mean? TheDeadQueensClub was freaking amazing, that's what it means!!! Severly underhyped but severly deserving of hype, please add it to goodr...
  • Brittany Lamb
    Dec 11, 2018
    ** 4.5 stars Note: Thank you to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for sending me a free advanced reading copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this. I got a little nervous when I checked out the reviews before I started reading and realized that this i...
  • DJ
    Jan 11, 2019
    Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Dead Queens Club was on my list for most anticipated book for 2019. However, this was really kind of a mess. The plot was SO hard to follow. I had to keep re-reading to figure out what was going on....
  • Jypsy
    Feb 13, 2019
    The Dead Queens Club is truly unique. Henry VIII goes to high school. Still tyrannical and crazy with the added bonus of being a teenager. Girls, run!! Seriously, though, this is a high school fiction story based on Henry VIII and his six wives. Just to recap them: Katherine, exiled an...
  • Olivia (heyoliviareads)
    Dec 23, 2018
    This book was a party that I was way too excited to go to, and then once I got there it wasn't as great as I'd hoped, but, I still had fun? As someone who was far too obsessed with all things Tudor back in high school, all you have to say to me is "King Henry and all his wives, but ...
  • Mary S. R.
    Jan 02, 2019
    A clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends). ?? WHAT THE? No srsly: What. Is. Happening. WHAT. I don't think I can process this; has anything ever sounded more absurd and totally weird and yet intriguing at ...
  • Katie Gallagher
    Feb 07, 2019
    Click here to read this review and others on my blog! Thank you to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for sending me a free advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review. As soon as I read Vicky?s review of this book, I knew it needed to be placed front row center on my TBR. I?...
  • Sonia Hartl
    Sep 13, 2018
    Where do I begin with my love for this book? Everything about it speaks to my heart, Cleves is probably one of my favorite characters of all time, smart, hilarious, saracastic with flaws and vulnerabilities that make her so incredibly relatable. The queens absolutely draw from their hi...
  • Jessica Bibi
    Dec 01, 2018
    I fucking LOVE this book. I feel like I've taken an andrenaline shot of supreme female empowerment, have taken down the pariachy & laughed my ass off while doing it. Our narrator--Cleeves--is whip-smart funny, always speaks her mind, is an anti-slutshaming rant queen and I abso...