review of the novel Nona the Ninth

Love and freedom don't coexist...

Like the protagonist, I spent most of this novel mostly not knowing what was going on. Also like the protagonist, I was happy most of the time anyway. Nona's intense affection for everyone and everything is endearing, and the prose is enjoyable and often funny.

I am glad I had the Kindle version in addition to the Audible version so I could occasionally reread a part I just listened to and look up something about it on the wiki, but generally I didn't try too hard to figure out how this fit into the events of the previous two books (or even to remember those events). I was more interested in the reveal of John's backstory, which I found pretty satisfying.