The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker

480 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous dark tense medium-paced

Description

Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in th...

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Moods

emotional 69%
adventurous 58%
reflective 44%
mysterious 40%
hopeful 28%
sad 17%
dark 16%
tense 13%
challenging 10%
inspiring 8%
informative 4%
funny 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 42%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.12

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