Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling

Leila Mottley

288 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system—a debut that announces a blazingly original voice. Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are barely s...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,319 reviews

Moods

dark 84%
emotional 80%
sad 76%
challenging 55%
tense 40%
reflective 29%
hopeful 7%
informative 7%
inspiring 4%
adventurous 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 14%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 34% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | No: 4% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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