Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata with Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator)

fiction contemporary horror magical realism dark reflective medium-paced

247 pages | first published 2018

Description

Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of other worl...
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Moods

dark 96%
challenging 54%
tense 38%
reflective 29%
sad 27%
emotional 25%
mysterious 21%
funny 15%
adventurous 8%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 40%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 35% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 34% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.61