A review by shmandanas
The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna

adventurous slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


The plot was interesting and by the climax of the novel I was quite invested. But I absolutely could not get past the writing. It was infuriatingly heavy handed and slow. Every revelation was was explained three times with no new insight passed as the explanation continued, just repeated.