Matrix by Lauren Groff

Matrix

Lauren Groff

fiction historical literary challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

272 pages | first published 2021

Description

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of sta...
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Moods

reflective 79%
challenging 47%
emotional 46%
dark 25%
informative 23%
inspiring 17%
mysterious 17%
adventurous 13%
hopeful 13%
sad 13%
funny 6%
tense 5%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 49%
slow 42%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 13% | N/A: 1% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 42% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.02