The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar

The Ship of Shadows

Maria Kuzniar

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous mysterious fast-paced

336 pages | first published 2020


Aleja whiles away her days in her family's dusty tavern in Seville, dreaming of distant lands and believing in the kind of magic that she's only ever read about in books. After all, she's always being told that girls can't be explorers.But her lif...
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adventurous 100%
funny 60%
lighthearted 60%
mysterious 60%
inspiring 40%
hopeful 10%
relaxing 10%
tense 10%


fast 70%
medium 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 85% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | N/A: 12% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 11% | Yes: 11%

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