Siren Queen by Nghi Vo is an absolute treasure. Vo’s storytelling style is atmospheric and immersive, leaving you feeling slightly dazed after finishing the book. Written as an alternative reality style of fairytale, the story centers on the coming of age of a young Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
On top of the normal obstacles and limitations faced by non-Caucasian and queer actors and actresses during the pre-code era, Hollywood itself is run by Fae-like creatures whose monstrous appetites for power and ill-begotten bargains often leave their stars and starlets broken, battered, or cursed when their contracts are inevitably terminated.
But for the lucky few who navigate the treacherous world of midnight dealings and bonfire alliances, their star shines bright on the silver screen forever, enticing even the most ill-prepared to try their luck at fame and fortune. Luli is determined to make her mark and earn her star, whatever the cost.
Filled with vivid scenes of female rage and queer love, this book is perfect for those looking for something a little darker to sink their teeth into.
|Page Count||288 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|