On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu

On Fragile Waves

E. Lily Yu

fiction fantasy magical realism speculative fiction adventurous emotional medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2021

Description

The haunting story of a family of dreamers and tale-tellers looking for home in an unwelcoming world. This exquisite and unusual magic realist debut, told in intensely lyrical prose by an award winning author, traces one girl's migration from war ...
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Moods

emotional 82%
sad 76%
challenging 47%
reflective 47%
dark 41%
hopeful 23%
informative 17%
inspiring 11%
adventurous 5%
tense 5%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 37%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 61% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 41% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.2