【 GIDEON THE NINTH 】
This was possibly the best book I’ve ever read.
Genre: Fantasy (paranormal)
Author: Tamsyn Muir
Published: September 2019
Pages: 448 (hardback)
I’m not kidding – this might just be my new favourite book. This was AMAZING. I have always been put off by this cover and never knew what this book was about until I started reading it. I got the audiobook on a whim and was blown away by the sheer delight of how brilliant the narrator is.
I have every intention of going out to buy the physical book and reread it because I am ✨obsessed✨ Gideon is my everything. I didn’t even know Gideon was a girl before reading this book – so this whole journey was just me being tickled pink by the sarcasm, the queer angsty romance and the fact that this is basically the lovechild of Pierce Brown and Agatha Christie. Tell me I’m wrong.
Seriously though, this is a story set in space/other worlds where a select number of people have been chosen by invite to attend the First house and then one by one, people start to die and things start to go wrong. Love. It.
Is there really anything more I need to say? Brilliant. Breathtaking. A great example of writing at its best. Fun. Stabby. Dark. Not to mention the whole necromancy thing was wicked! It felt like such a fresh take on a part of paranormal fantasy that has never been made so cool. The necromancy that goes on is inspired and dangerous – and the way Gideon deals with all the sh*t in the novel with such a gloriously fed-up manner was all I could ask for.
If you like fantasy, if you like queer romances, if you like necromancy, if you like sarcastic characters, if you like enemies to friends/lovers, PICK THIS UP.
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