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 95%
adventurous 74%
tense 64%
emotional 46%
challenging 42%
sad 35%
mysterious 16%
reflective 10%
funny 4%
informative 4%
inspiring 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 24%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 68% | Plot: 18% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 31% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.25