The Last Rose of Shanghai by Weina Dai Randel

The Last Rose of Shanghai

Weina Dai Randel

fiction historical emotional sad medium-paced

429 pages | first published 2021

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In Japanese-occupied Shanghai, two people from different cultures are drawn together by fate and the freedom of music…1940. Aiyi Shao is a young heiress and the owner of a formerly popular and glamorous Shanghai nightclub. Ernest Reismann is a pen...
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Summary of 140 reviews

Moods

emotional 71%
sad 71%
tense 32%
dark 28%
informative 28%
adventurous 23%
reflective 23%
challenging 19%
hopeful 17%
inspiring 12%
mysterious 10%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 31%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Plot: 20% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 27%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 36% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.71

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