Phaedra by Laura Shepperson

326 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical challenging informative medium-paced

Description

Debut novelist Laura Shepperson offers a powerful feminist retelling of Phaedra and her unyielding quest for justice, perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and Natalie Haynes.Phaedra has been cast to the side all her life: daughter of an adulteress,...

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Community Reviews Summary of 648 reviews

Moods

dark 71%
sad 63%
emotional 55%
tense 37%
challenging 32%
adventurous 23%
reflective 23%
informative 6%
mysterious 5%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 22%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 36% | Plot: 23%

Strong character development?

Yes: 41% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 26%

Loveable characters?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

3.31

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