On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu

On Fragile Waves

E. Lily Yu

288 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy magical realism speculative fiction adventurous emotional medium-paced

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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Community Reviews Summary of 210 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
sad 82%
challenging 52%
dark 44%
reflective 44%
hopeful 19%
informative 16%
adventurous 14%
tense 8%
inspiring 5%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 26%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 42% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 29% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.27

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