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Siren Queen, by Nghi Vo

paul04's review

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

3.75

nbbird's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective 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? Yes

5.0

jojojoanna's review

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

3.75

lizzifer's review

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medium-paced

3.5

asterope's review

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dark emotional reflective slow-paced

5.0

It was everything I hoped for! 

The writing is sublime. So delicious and lush. I absolutely flew through this book, it was so smooth. The pacing knew when to take focus at the right moments, and then when to pull back. The characters had the right amount of sharp definition, yet also as glamourous and dreamy as you'd expect from the setting. The magical elements enhanced both the glitzy and darker moments in Luli's rise to stardom. 

I do wish we saw more of her sister's life as an artist in SF, but it made complete sense in the story as to why we didn't. The book concludes with such a perfect ending. I would have happily read much more of Luli's life, but this was the best place to end it really. The structure may have felt languid during reading, but when you look back, it's such a perfectly contained story. 

I might add more to this review later, but at the moment it's just glowing praise!

kehieber's review

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

3.25

gracew's review

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

5.0

eomma's review

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mysterious reflective medium-paced

5.0

deadeye's review

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i’m rly disappointed bc i was looking forward to this a lot but it was so boring in the beginning and i hated the vagueness of the supernatural/fantastical aspect. i didn’t get far but i know when i’m not going to like something so i just stopped. i’m v sad about it tho 

aartireadsalot's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional

3.5