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The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

clownrambles's review

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adventurous hopeful mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

beatingaroundthebooks's review

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

whatulysses's review

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adventurous dark mysterious reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

emsheltry's review

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adventurous dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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rachels1127's review

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dark fast-paced

2.0

did you check off your diversity list today?

joelmeador's review

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fast-paced

3.5

maddoxx's review against another edition

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2.0

I liked the worldbuilding, setting and Danielle but the plot was incomprehensible for the most part and pretty much all of the characters were tragically underdescribed. They all felt the same for me, which is a shame.
I was excited for this one because it's queer, anarchy and horror in one but I was severely disappointed.

bucher_freund's review

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dark emotional mysterious fast-paced

3.0

Following the suicide of her friend Clay, vagabond Danielle travels to Freedom, Iowa, the last place Clay lived, looking for answers. What she finds is a once-abandoned town now populated by an anarchist community of squatters. Freedom is also populated by various zombie animals led by a demon deer with three antlers. Clay and some of the other anarchists had summoned the deer a year before, and now are trying to get rid of it. 

This novella was an interesting supernatural mystery. Danielle was a complex but likable protagonist, and the story is peopled with a diverse cast of characters. Killjoy's descriptions of an anarchist community and their beliefs and desires was something new to me, and added a unique flavor to the story. The otherworldly animals were creepy, although they don't show up quite often enough. Overall, a fast, compelling read.

breadandmushrooms's review

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dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

cunningba's review

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4.0

Weird, engaging read

More of a novella than a novel really.
A well written page turner.
I’m supposing that even with all of the magic it is supposed to be a political morality tale. Not sure that it works on that level.
But the first person narrator Danielle’s voice is compelling enough to make it enjoyable as simply a bizarro morsel.