Malice by Heather Walter

480 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

Description

A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this “bewitching and fascinating” (Tamora Pierce) retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,631 reviews

Moods

dark 85%
adventurous 67%
emotional 55%
mysterious 45%
tense 43%
sad 22%
challenging 11%
hopeful 7%
reflective 5%
inspiring 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 17%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 31% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 15% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.06

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