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 84%
dark 64%
adventurous 52%
tense 32%
emotional 16%
funny 12%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
sad 4%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 26%
fast 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 33% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 12% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 4%

Average rating

3.78