This Dark Descent by Kalyn Josephson

398 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced

Description

Inspired by Jewish folklore, The Scorpio Races meets Peaky Blinders in this multi-POV story of forbidden magic, dangerous secrets, and equestrian adventure that follows a young woman desperate to save her family, a black market enchantress, and a ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 106 reviews

Moods

adventurous 100%
mysterious 62%
tense 50%
dark 49%
emotional 42%
challenging 21%
funny 9%
hopeful 6%
reflective 4%
sad 4%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 74%
fast 15%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 82% | Plot: 14% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.78

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