Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

320 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult dark emotional hopeful slow-paced

Description

*A 2019 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book*A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made OfThe rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,134 reviews

Moods

dark 85%
tense 48%
emotional 40%
mysterious 32%
adventurous 31%
sad 27%
challenging 26%
reflective 15%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 7%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 32%
fast 26%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 42% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 9% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.32

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