The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

The Sunbearer Trials

The Sunbearer Duology #1

Aiden Thomas

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ young adult adventurous emotional medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys. "Only th...
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Summary of 22 reviews


adventurous 93%
funny 93%
emotional 80%
mysterious 66%
tense 60%
dark 26%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 20%
challenging 13%
reflective 13%
sad 13%
lighthearted 6%


fast 50%
medium 43%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 87% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 42% | No: 14%

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