I haven’t read from Nghi Vo before, but I have heard so much about The Chosen and the beautiful, her previous work a Great Gatsby retelling. Coming to Siren Queen, the cover is gorgeous and I was only curious to see what is so special about this book. Turns out, Vo’s writing itself is like a siren’s call.
I didn’t read the synopsis before diving in and I enjoyed this more that way. The story is simply creative with rituals, magic, the 30s setting and the out-of-the-box imagination of monsters controlling the castings in Hollywood. A historical fantasy, more of the latter than the former.
Vo is clever with the figure of speech. You’ll know when you read this 😉 I LOVED IT.