I wanted to like Luda.

 I have watched every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race and wanted to read a book set in that world. However, the prose style is both stilted and bloated with comma’ed phrases. The book is so overlong, it feels like it faced the rack in Medieval England. Even the book acknowledges this in the first chapter.

“If you’re already asking yourself, how long can she go on and on about nothing, settle in, I’ve only just gotten started.“

I think Luda might find a fan base with occult horror fans. But, for me, it was sadly a miss. 2 stars.

Thanks to Del Rey Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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