Rise of the Red Hand by Olivia Chadha

Rise of the Red Hand

The Mechanists #1

Olivia Chadha

fiction dystopian young adult adventurous challenging dark medium-paced

384 pages | first published 2021

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Summary of 59 reviews


adventurous 77%
challenging 33%
dark 33%
emotional 22%
sad 22%
inspiring 11%
tense 11%


medium 90%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 28% | Yes: 28%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 85% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

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