The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

Deathless #1

Namina Forna

418 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

Description

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 because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so sh...

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Moods

adventurous 92%
dark 56%
emotional 46%
tense 40%
mysterious 36%
inspiring 29%
challenging 24%
hopeful 21%
reflective 12%
sad 12%
funny 2%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 35%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Plot: 22% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 25% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.99

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