Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)

Nina Varela

fiction Fantasy LGBTQIA+ Young Adult
adventurous emotional inspiring fast-paced
After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.

Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.

Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.

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adventurous 76%
emotional 61%
tense 42%
mysterious 34%
dark 20%
challenging 12%
hopeful 9%
reflective 7%
sad 7%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 1%


medium 74%
fast 12%
slow 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

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