fiction fantasy young adult dark mysterious slow-paced

378 pages | first published 2021

Description

A lush, gothic fantasy from debut author Lyndall Clipstone about monsters and magic, set on the banks of a cursed lake, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Brigid Kemmerer. When Violeta Graceling and her younger brother Arien arrive at the haun...
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Moods

dark 93%
mysterious 73%
adventurous 36%
emotional 33%
tense 33%
sad 13%
challenging 7%
reflective 4%
funny 2%
hopeful 2%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 25%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 32% | Character: 15% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.44