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Guardian: Zhen Hun (Novel) Vol. 1 by priest

missvillanelle's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

zinnia_eri's review

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

ersaz's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

graveyardsierra's review

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4.0

AAHHHHHHHH SLOW BURN !!!!

the main plot of this book is not romance. it's definitely fantasy, zhao is a guardian and works for this secret company protecting mortals by executing ghosts, and monsters, and making sure souls don't escape the netherworld.

shen is a university professor, and he meets zhao by chance on a job when a student is mysteriously murdered.


i don't wanna give spoilers but PLOT TWIST near the end and i definitely did not expect it to be coming.


some of the things, and the way the characters talk like zhao (and daqing the cat) are a bit questionable. some things make the characters seem insensitive. and there is one part where there is a ghost baby, and daqing said it's spirit manifested because it's death was due to an abortion. (but ???? it wouldn't be a fully developed baby if that was the case, it would just be a vary clump of cells. you can't abort a full baby)

and zhao was a bit insensitive about a suicide but it's possible maybe he didn't know how to handle the situation?

overall i really liked this book and i wanna read the second one already.

leahbelle's review

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funny mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

xaliongal's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.25

lenci's review

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adventurous challenging dark funny mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

opsitsthesun's review

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adventurous dark funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

3.75 ⭐

Questo è stato il primo libro del 2024 che mi ha totalmente preso non contando le mie riletture e devo ammettere che è stata una sorpresa. Ero abbastanza curiosa ma sapevo poco o niente della trama e sono rimasta piacevolmente stupita. Secondo me c'è un buon equilibrio tra la trama e i personaggi principali e non trovo entrambi troppo complessi né banali. Da quello che si percepisce leggendo, c'è un grande mistero di fondo che potrebbe essere abbastanza sconvolgente quindi ho aspettative molto alte per i prossimi. Invece, per la dinamica dei personaggi direi che è complicata soprattutto perché manca ancora di dettagli fondamentali che devono ancora emergere, però ho apprezzato. Le descrizioni degli elementi sovrannaturali sono raccapriccianti e creano disgusto e anche un po' di ribrezzo a mio avviso, quindi la trovo ben fatta. Per quanto riguarda la traduzione, l'ho trovata scorrevole e abbastanza curata. Non dò quattro stelle perché a livello di stile di scrittura e sviluppo della trama sento che manca qualcosa e non rispecchia al 100% il mio gusto, ma è comunque un ottimo libro. Leggerò il seguito.

alexao's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny informative mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced

4.5

anne_05's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny informative inspiring mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75