The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

Deathless #1

Namina Forna

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

432 pages | first published 2021

Description

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so sh...
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Moods

adventurous 93%
dark 56%
emotional 44%
tense 39%
mysterious 36%
inspiring 32%
challenging 24%
hopeful 23%
reflective 12%
sad 9%
funny 2%
lighthearted 2%
informative 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 36%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Plot: 23% | Character: 14% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.03