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She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan

sealfeathers's review

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adventurous dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

laurabearhere's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

serinasto's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious reflective tense slow-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

4.0

meg_'s review

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

3.0

I have complicated feelings about this book. I do think the overall story is well crafted, but ultimately it felt like there was so much going on at all times it was hard to track what was important and what was not. And I also really struggled with feeling connected to our main characters and their motivations. The only character who I really liked was Ma and she was only present for a very limited portion. 

Overall, I don't think this was bad, I just don't think it is a book for me. I'm starting to realize that maybe I am just too dumb for high fantasy. Maybe it is just not meant for me and that is totally chill. 

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kangetsu's review against another edition

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

4.5

zooegirlll's review against another edition

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2.0

i DNF’d this at 50%

wow i really wanted to like this but there was just too much war talk that I really lost interest. i found myself skimming through chapters that weren’t featuring Zhu. I think this would be a fun movie but as a book there’s just too much shifting perspective to characters we don’t care about for me

gracerennie's review against another edition

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

3.75

elin_alvarsson's review against another edition

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DNF at page 48, reminds me of the poppy war which i did not enjoy that much.

corinnereadsbooks's review

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adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

3.5


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lenahe's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5