fiction fantasy magical realism adventurous mysterious reflective slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2009

Edition information

Description

In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the...
Browse similar books...

Plus

Book information

Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...

Community Reviews

Summary of 615 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
mysterious 81%
challenging 50%
reflective 50%
adventurous 45%
emotional 36%
sad 22%
tense 18%
hopeful 13%
inspiring 13%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 47%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 31%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 29%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 13% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.74

See all reviews...