A review by colleen_be
The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna

dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


ย "My anger builds as I realize how thoroughly my mind has been poisoned that I would be shocked to see women in these positions."

  • female empowerment
  • great world-building. I loved all the creatures!
  • casual love story
  • the ending, wow, what an ending!

  • the first third was pretty slow-paced
  • I didn't connect with the characters at allย 

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