A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell

A Phoenix First Must Burn

Patrice Caldwell

fiction fantasy short stories young adult 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 90%
emotional 59%
inspiring 51%
hopeful 48%
mysterious 37%
reflective 29%
dark 22%
challenging 20%
funny 19%
lighthearted 17%
sad 7%
tense 7%
informative 4%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 29%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 68% | Character: 21% | N/A: 6% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 36% | N/A: 16% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 40% | N/A: 10% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 20% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.96