Siren Queen is written in descriptive poetry. It pulled me into Pre-Code Hollywood at a time not often talked and left me wanting more. Reading about early Hollywood from the minority perspectives of a young Asian girl and the Mexican actress Maya bring to light the realities of the world at that time and is a necessary story to tell. The author does a beautiful job of world-building and creating an atmosphere of old glamour you can't help but fall into.
Being told in a past tense creates a tone of suspense as you wonder what's going to happen to the main character before she looks back on her early days. There's magic and mystery, telling of tarots and fortunes, that makes it feel like anything's possible in this mysterious silver screen world. The story of evil studios and executives has been told before, but I have a feeling it's never been told quite like this.