A review by daniela_09
Babel by R.F. Kuang

challenging dark emotional hopeful informative reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is the fantasy and dark academia I wanted The Secret History by Donna Tartt to be. 

Babel is immersive, passionate and critical as expected of R. F. Kuang's incredible writing. 
I felt like I was transported to Oxford in the past with sprinkles of magic. You could tell how much research goes into this book and it was so heart-warming reading about the friendship and found family of Robin, Rami, Victoire and Letty. 

This is my 3rd book of Rebecca Kuang and I can’t wait to read Yellowface soon 💛

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