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 67%
adventurous 64%
dark 54%
reflective 54%
emotional 45%
tense 32%
mysterious 29%
hopeful 12%
sad 12%
funny 9%
informative 9%
inspiring 9%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 30%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 21% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 12%

Average rating

4.34