Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang

Opium and Absinthe

Lydia Kang

fiction historical dark mysterious fast-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

Description

New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer ...
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Moods

mysterious 82%
dark 57%
adventurous 53%
tense 21%
emotional 12%
funny 10%
informative 6%
sad 6%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 44%
fast 28%
slow 26%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 46% | A mix: 42% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 15% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.75