• Michelle

Book Review: Gideon the Ninth

5/5 Stars.

Hi, I finished this book back in October 2019, and I'm still not over this book.

I was sold once I heard 'lesbian necromancers in space,' but I didn't expect THAT kind of story.

It took some time to get into the story because the world is just so dense and complex but completely fascinating at the same time. More than once I found myself having to reread sections because words or descriptions just went completely over my head. Just have patience with the beginning, because once you're through that, the rest of the story is a whirlwind with twists and turns and woo boy I can't even begin to explain what I feel. Muir does not lack imagination, and this is one of the most detailed, unique, hilarious, and heartbreaking books I have ever read.

What made me love this book so so much was Gideon. Truly, there wasn't a character I disliked, but Gideon... She's just her own creature. She's a smart-mouth asshole, by no means a heroine, and relatable, somehow? She's just one big meme, and I love her.

The ending was like a punch in the heart, and I'm still not over it. I'm not quite sure what to expect in Harrow, but oof I have to prepare my heart before delving into the world again.

Gideon the Ninth is out now! Its sequel, Harrow the Ninth, releases August 4th, 2020!

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