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The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna

10 reviews

layne_and_literature_'s review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring sad tense 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

4.5


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ebelzinha's review

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adventurous hopeful inspiring 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

4.5

Honestly it took me a while to get into this book but I’m glad I didn’t quit it. 
It’s a really empowering story, deka’s whole journey of understanding who she is and where she belongs. A true roller coaster. I did predict a couple of plot twists but there were some unthinkable ones. 
I love deka, belcalis, britta, keita, adwapa and especially IXA!!!!

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danni_chambers67's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful informative tense 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? Yes

4.5

The characters were interesting and really well developed (most the time) for me. I found myself really caring for them and really wanting to see them through the book change and improve as people. 

The world building was amazing I really believed the place and in the society. And thought, it had interesting themes in the world and in the book. The history of the world felt developed and easy to believe and understand. The writing style was amazing and helped me love the characters and the world.

I loved the inclusion. And the discussion of certain themes such as feminism, racism, there were several POC characters, and LGBT+ characters. The was a lot of diversity in the book.

My only complaint and why it is not five stars is too do with the ending and revelations.
SpoilerI thought some actions of characters which we were told where cunning seemed stupid and not thought through this meant I was pulled out of the story and broke some of the themes for me. Also some actions where justified which I felt couldn't be or needed more explanation in order for these to be justified. Again pulling me from the story and characters. I do feel this will be built on in the next book which is what I am hoping for


Overall, I loved the book and the themes. I would really recommend and really think it is worth a read.

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charmedvibes's review

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adventurous challenging emotional inspiring fast-paced

4.5


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sararainsberry's review

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adventurous dark hopeful reflective sad tense fast-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

3.5


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kbergsten's review

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

5.0


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justabookworm's review

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adventurous dark emotional tense
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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golden's review

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

4.0


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caidyn's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense 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? Yes

4.0

I've been excited about this book since I first started hearing about it. Owlcrate picking it as its February book made me so excited. At times, it felt a bit rough around the edges. Like the pacing and some of the worldbuilding. It felt that it was a debut at times. But, I still really enjoyed it because the story was fascinating. I loved the world and I'm super excited to read the next book. The ending wrapped up a bit too neatly, in a way, but I hope that it doesn't make book two awkward.

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emerynmader's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

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