The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

The Poppy War

The Poppy War #1

R.F. Kuang

fiction fantasy adventurous dark slow-paced

545 pages | first published 2018

Description

She is a peasant. She is a student. She is a soldier. She is a goddess. When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to study at the academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t bel...
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Moods

dark 96%
adventurous 73%
tense 65%
emotional 44%
challenging 43%
sad 33%
mysterious 15%
reflective 9%
informative 4%
funny 3%
inspiring 2%
hopeful 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 25%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 69% | Plot: 18% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | Yes: 28% | No: 12% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.22