The Cassandra by Sharma Shields

The Cassandra

Sharma Shields

304 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical challenging dark tense slow-paced

Description

Sharma Shields' The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during World War II, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind. Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman. Gifted and...

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Community Reviews Summary of 166 reviews

Moods

dark 93%
emotional 56%
sad 43%
tense 43%
challenging 37%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%
informative 6%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 25%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 43% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 35% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 29%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 43% | Yes: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | Yes: 15%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.22

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