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Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir

sumayyah_t's review against another edition

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4.0

... I have no idea what I just read and I love it!

Gideon Nav - orphan, swordswoman, bane of the Ninth House - has planned, and failed, several escapes from the dreary house of death she lives in. Harrowhark Nonagesimus - bone with and heir of the Ninth - has made it her personal mission to terrorize Gideon. When a summons comes from Emperor, Harrow enlists Gideon's sword in the cause. Only neither woman realizes just how much trouble they are in, and just how close they need to be. Afterall, there are worse things than death.

nikkimelodyreads's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No

0.75

Boring as hell, Gideon is insufferable

mihaela93's review against another edition

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funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

koriee's review against another edition

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

5.0

Che dire...

Ammetto che per le prime 150/200 pagine questo libro non mi abbia presa come mi aspettavo.
Me lo sono portata dietro per un bel po' di tempo sperando che cambiasse radicalmente la situazione.
Non dico che sia successo tutto velocemente (per fortuna), ma piano piano la situazione ha preso una forma interessante e mi ha appassionata talmente tanto che non riuscivo a staccarmi dal libro.

Ho appena finito di leggere... Mi sento vuota dentro, un vuoto che solo Nevernight - per ora - era riuscito a lasciarmi.

Questo libro mi rimarrà nel cuore per mille motivi diversi 💙

troll_for_initiative's review against another edition

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

4.0

zeph_yr's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny mysterious 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? No

4.0

theknitterwithabook's review against another edition

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adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

nowjamie's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

dsharp3's review against another edition

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3.0

I like the premise. I liked the wlw gaze. I just felt like it took a while to get going. I listened and felt like I easily got away with zoning out for decent portions. I did like it and when it’s good, it’s very enjoyable.

clara2aj4's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No

3.5