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The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna

jj2047's review

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adventurous challenging emotional hopeful inspiring 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? No

4.75

willows_words's review

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

3.75

bettyalgar's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective sad 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

4.5

janni's review

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adventurous dark emotional inspiring 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

4.75

varian_mono_darrow's review

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adventurous challenging emotional inspiring mysterious reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

readunderthestars23's review

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5.0

Love, love, love!!!

libraryofalexandra's review against another edition

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5.0

If you've ever seen that meme of Lady Gaga going "amazing, showstopping..." etc., use that to show you my feelings on this book. Namina Forna has crafted one of the richest, most complex worlds I've ever read about. I literally felt like I was there in Otera. This was exceptional world building, especially for a debut author! Not to mention the female friendships in this book. The discussions on womanhood and female kinship were god tier. I am so in awe of this beautiful, heart wrenching, dark yet hopeful masterpiece of a book.

How am I supposed to wait for more?

danielaslibrary's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious 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? Yes

4.5

ciareads's review

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adventurous challenging fast-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? It's complicated

3.0

emmad163's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring mysterious reflective sad 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

3.75