fiction science fiction adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

746 pages | first published 1987

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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 76%
dark 64%
reflective 64%
adventurous 58%
emotional 52%
mysterious 23%
tense 23%
funny 11%
hopeful 11%
informative 11%
inspiring 11%
sad 11%
lighthearted 5%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 29%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 12% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 46%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7%

Average rating

4.31