Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Match the shoe to the stack (not my original challenge)
& review a book!
I never know quite what I’m going to get with an Alexis Hall book & I love it. Mortal Follies is a fantastic boy fantasy with romantic elements told in AH’s inimitable style, aka supremely witty & funny.
From the first pages where we learn this story is being told by an exiled hobgoblin forced to support himself by writing & publishing a book *shudder,* this book had me hooked.
Then we meet the leads, beautiful Miss Maelys Mitchelmore who is the victim of a series of magical attacks & Georgiana, the so-called Duke of Annadale, a believed murderess & Ice Queen who hides her heart down down down deep.
I know I’ve already said this but Mortal Follies is so witty, funny, & sophisticated. The unreliable narrator is hilarious—& the subtle moments where said narrator is moved to some kind of compassion offer a striking contrast & are so well done.
This book is swinging hard with I hate everyone but you vibes (& at times I wondered if Georgiana actually hated everyone, Maelys included ) & while I might typically want a bit more softness it actually worked for me here.
With some steam & that distinctive voice that had me snort-laughing on the inside this was a really fun one.
4.5⭐️. Out 06/06.
CW: Maelys is the target of a sexual obsession. Attempted murder. Murder.
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