A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell

A Phoenix First Must Burn

Patrice Caldwell

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced

368 pages | first published 2020

Description

Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven wor...
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Moods

adventurous 91%
emotional 56%
inspiring 56%
hopeful 49%
mysterious 33%
reflective 29%
challenging 22%
dark 22%
funny 21%
lighthearted 18%
tense 8%
informative 5%
sad 5%
relaxing 4%

Pace

medium 65%
fast 30%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 20% | N/A: 8% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 36% | N/A: 17% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 44% | N/A: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 35% | N/A: 18% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.97