Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar

The Chronicles of Astranthia #1

Payal Doshi

352 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous mysterious medium-paced


It all begins on the night Rea turns twelve. After a big fight with her twin brother Rohan on their birthday, Rea’s life in the small village of Darjeeling, India, gets turned on its head. It’s four in the morning and Rohan is nowhere to be found....

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Community Reviews Summary of 45 reviews


adventurous 100%
mysterious 77%
emotional 55%
tense 33%
challenging 22%
funny 22%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 22%
lighthearted 22%
dark 11%
informative 11%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Plot: 28% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | No: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

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