Maya and the Rising Dark

Rena Barron

fiction fantasy
adventurous fast-paced

304 pages | first published 2020

After her father goes missing, 12-year-old Maya uncovers that he is the keeper of the gateway between our world and The Dark. To find her father, she'll need to unlock her own powers and fight a horde of creatures set on starting a war. Stranger Things meets Percy Jackson set on the south side of Chicago.

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Moods

adventurous 100%
hopeful 50%
mysterious 44%
emotional 27%
funny 27%
tense 27%
lighthearted 22%
dark 16%
inspiring 11%
sad 5%

Pace

fast 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.93