The Unbalancing by R.B. Lemberg

The Unbalancing


R.B. Lemberg

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

256 pages | first published 2022

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In this first full-length novel from the acclaimed Birdverse, new love blossoms between an impatient starkeeper and a reclusive poet as they try together to save their island home. Nebula, Locus, and Ignyte finalist R. B. Lemberg (The Four Profoun...
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Summary of 25 reviews


emotional 78%
reflective 64%
hopeful 50%
sad 28%
tense 28%
challenging 21%
mysterious 21%
adventurous 7%
inspiring 7%


medium 78%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 76% | Character: 23%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | No: 18%

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