The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

Deathless #1

Namina Forna

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous challenging emotional medium-paced

432 pages | first published 2021

Description

In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else...
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Moods

adventurous 91%
dark 59%
emotional 48%
tense 39%
mysterious 33%
inspiring 30%
challenging 27%
hopeful 22%
reflective 13%
sad 9%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%
informative 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 37%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 24% | Character: 14% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.08