The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

Deathless #1

Namina Forna with Shayna Small (Narrator)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

12 hours, 46 minutes | first published 2021

Description

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so sh...
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Moods

adventurous 93%
dark 56%
emotional 44%
tense 38%
mysterious 36%
inspiring 32%
challenging 24%
hopeful 22%
reflective 12%
sad 9%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 36%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 22% | Character: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.03