fiction science fiction adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

746 pages | first published 1987

Description

Lilith Iyapo is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later, she is resurrected -- by miraculously powerful unearthly beings, the Oankali. Driven by an irresistible need to heal others, the Oankali are ...
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Moods

challenging 75%
reflective 62%
adventurous 58%
dark 54%
emotional 50%
tense 33%
mysterious 20%
hopeful 12%
informative 12%
sad 12%
funny 8%
inspiring 8%
lighthearted 4%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 30%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 21% | Plot: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 42%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Average rating

4.33