Vita Nostra by Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko

416 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

Description

The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Ukrainian novel—a brilliant dark fantasy with "the potential to be a modern classic" (Lev Grossman), combining psychological suspense, enchantment, and terror that make...

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Moods

dark 87%
mysterious 85%
challenging 69%
tense 41%
reflective 31%
adventurous 20%
emotional 18%
sad 4%
inspiring 2%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 40%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 47% | A mix: 42% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 24% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.03

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