Nona the Ninth

, #3

eBook, 480 pages

English language

Published Jan. 1, 2022 by Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom.

ISBN:
978-1-250-85412-4
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4 stars (20 reviews)

Her city is under siege. The zombies are coming back. And all Nona wants is a birthday party. In many ways, Nona is like other people. She lives with her family, has a job at her local school, and loves walks on the beach and meeting new dogs. But Nona's not like other people. Six months ago she woke up in a stranger's body, and she's afraid she might have to give it back. The whole city is falling to pieces. A monstrous blue sphere hangs on the horizon, ready to tear the planet apart. Blood of Eden forces have surrounded the last Cohort facility and wait for the Emperor Undying to come calling. Their leaders want Nona to be the weapon that will save them from the Nine Houses. Nona would prefer to live an ordinary life with the people she loves, with Pyrrha and Camilla and Palamedes, but …

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reviewed Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb, #3)

Good but frustrating

3 stars

It's a bit of a disappointment that, yet again, the reader is left to try to make sense of the characters, plot and wtf is going on. I wish I didn't have to go on forums to find out important information that was only very, very slightly hinted at in the book. It's one thing to want revelations and plot-twists and ah-ah-moments, it's another to leave the reader completely in the fog for 500 pages. If the writing wasn't that good and the characters that compelling, I would've left it a while ago.

reviewed Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb, #3)

Nona the Ninth

5 stars

It shouldn't be possible, after reading Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth, to finish another Locked Tomb novel and yet again be like "What the hell did I just read?!" However.

Nona the Ninth is yet another wonderful, unexpected, weird masterpiece from Tamsyn Muir.

reviewed Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb, #3)

Review of 'Nona the Ninth' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Ok, confession time. I have given all the books in this series 5 stars without entirely being sure what is going on. I see this as a selling point, not a detraction.
Things become a little clearer in this book. A little.
At first it just seems a simple coming of age tale set in a dystopian city. However, the child concerned is a revenant of someone of great importance from the previous books (it's honestly not who you would think) and despite being adolescent has only actually been around for 6 months.
There is a fair bit of backstory reveal. It all started on Earth, slowly dying in the climate apocalypse and that sets the tone for all that comes after.
The prose is delivered in a style that always (to me) brings to mind REM lyrics, where the intent sometimes is to make meaning appear from random, unconnected …

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