The Cassandra by Sharma Shields

The Cassandra

Sharma Shields

304 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical challenging dark tense slow-paced


The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind. Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman. Gifted and cursed with the abilit...

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Community Reviews Summary of 144 reviews


dark 92%
emotional 53%
sad 46%
tense 38%
mysterious 30%
reflective 30%
challenging 23%
informative 7%


medium 69%
slow 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 46% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 21%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 46% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 18%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

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