She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

414 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

Description

To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything"I refuse to be nothing..." In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness... In 1345, China lies ...

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Moods

adventurous 87%
dark 58%
emotional 45%
tense 45%
challenging 34%
reflective 20%
inspiring 17%
sad 14%
mysterious 12%
hopeful 8%
informative 4%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 25%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 34% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 33% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.03

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