Friday, 11 December 2020

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir


I had a lot of trouble getting into this for several reasons, I couldn't manage to reconcile the colloquial language with the genre, I found it hard to keep up with all the characters - there were so many of them , the pacing was uneven, and I could not really connect with Harrow. I honestly don't get why people ship Gideon and Harrow? There's a lack of lesbian romances in YA but surely we can do better than shipping a girl with her lifelong abuser? 

All this being said, the world building was amazingly original and compelling and it honestly kept me reading, though admittedly I had to dip into the audiobook to get the character voices in my head (major props to Moira Quirk, she really brought the characters to life and made it easy to get back to the actual book). The plot twists were also great!

I think this is one of those books that you need to give it a try yourself - if you get into it from go you'll love it, so give it a try!

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