Empress of Flames by Mimi Yu

Empress of Flames

The Girl King #2

Mimi Yu

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark tense slow-paced

496 pages | first published 2020

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Princess Lu knows that the throne of the Empire of the First Flame rightfully belongs to her. After all, she is the late Emperor's firstborn and has trained for the role all her life. And she can't forget made a promise to shapeshifter Nok, the bo...
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dark 100%
adventurous 75%
sad 75%
tense 75%
emotional 50%
challenging 25%


medium 75%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 25% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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