30 Books in 30 Days, Vol. 3 Book 2/30 Whoops, I slept on this one. Should have read it sooner! Because it was a delight. You know, if you’re defining “delight” as something that purposefully stokes your anger and your sense of righteousness by making you feel protective of the civil rights and bodily autonomy of fictional characters. With magic! So I guess that is how I define “delight.” I’m not going to go too deep into the world here because part of the fun […]
I really have nothing thoughtful to add to the Harrow the Ninth discourse. I tried to start it immediately after I finished Gideon, but it was difficult for my already over-stressed brain to focus on so I abandoned it. But I always intended to return. A couple of weeks ago a friend encouraged me to pick it up again saying, “there’s a scene that will blow your mind.” Adam was correct, there was a scene that blew my mind and I haven’t stopped thinking about […]
*Looks around sneakily* Mild spoilers for the series in the review, more pressing ones have had the whiteout treatment. Yeah, split me Tipex. Oh look, it’s a surprise book! When I first picked up Gideon the Ninth a few years back, it was advertised as being part one of a trilogy. And when Harrow The Ninth was released, we were all assured it was two down and one to go. But then just over a year ago, there was the announcement that we were […]
Hi. I loved this. Thank you Aquillia. That’s my review. Ugh, so many more words needed. Also, I know I ask for the next book in the title of this review, but I support writers writing on their own schedule. I started listening to the audiobook, narrated by Moira Quirk, after reading Aquillia’s review. When I got to somewhere near the end, I realized that I did not want this book to end and I did not see any information about a release date for […]
A princess, a tower, a witch, a fairy- you know this story, right? If you are well-versed in the nasty beginnings of most beloved fairy tales, then probably yes. If you are familiar with the delightfully cracked work of Tamsyn Muir then also, yes. If you are coming in seeing a blonde princess in a tower and thinking Disney, then absolutely not! Princess Floralinda is your traditional princess: beautiful, naïve, and imprisoned in a tower. She was put up there by a witch; and while […]
I have been trying to read this book for four months. That may not sound like much, but this book is 100% my jam and I still could not focus on it enough to get it read. Finally, I re-upped my Audible account and got it as an audiobook read by Moira Quirk.