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The Fifth Season
The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) The start of a new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin. THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Okay! A book I have been a bit intimidated by.
Excited for my #bookspin and #doublespin for May
@TheAromaofBooks

5feet.of.fury The writing style took me a bit to adjust to, but I absolutely loved that trilogy 2w
TheAromaofBooks I found The Fifth Season very interesting, but overall the trilogy was too relentlessly depressing for me to really enjoy it (and I found the sections written in the second person to be very annoying). But a lot of people love these (and not everyone needs HEAs like I do haha) so you may enjoy this one more than I did!! 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures Ohhh I love a polarizing book 😍 2w
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LitStephanie
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This is a strange story set sometime in the distant future when Earth has become much more geologically active, possibly due to human interference. Some humans have evolved to be able to control geokinetic activity (orogenes), and they can protect regions but also destroy. The book starts at the end, when someone tears open a fault line and begins the end of the world, at least for most life. The characters are not very relatable, but I think ⏬

LitStephanie that is intentional because they have evolved a bit from current time (even regular humans can "sess" seismic activity) and society is much different. The book jumps around in POV and in time, but in an interconnectung web, rather than confusing, manner. It's even kind of humorously narrated. 2mo
sprainedbrain I freaking love this series. Excellent review! 2mo
LitStephanie @sprainedbrain thanks! I had no idea it was a series until I got to the end and wondered if there was going to be more so looked it up. 2mo
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Karkar
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Rusting Rust this was a great book. I had to start the next one as soon as I finished this one!

sprainedbrain Love this series so much! 4mo
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TugstenDragon
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Really good and exciting, I enjoyed the world building and the characters. The world feels unique with deep lore and the magic systems seem so fresh and exciting. Hated that it ended on a cliff hanger but I guess that just means I have to read the second book soon!

kwmg40 I loved the entire series! 4mo
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bnp
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1. The ones I use the most are librarything.com and tor.com.

2. Intentions more than goals - reading more in translation. (#foodandlit2022 & an Asian reading challenge on LT)

3. The broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin, starting with The fifth season.

@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Great responses ~ thanks for playing 👍🏼📚👏🏻 4mo
Sapphire 1. Modern Mrs. Darcy has beeen good for me lately 2. 50 books this year, #foodandlit2022 and try to read mostly books I already own. 3. Hamnet 4mo
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Leniverse
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#BeginsWith #You

Although it also begins with the end.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well done 👍🏻 5mo
Eggs Can‘t have a new beginning without the end of some other beginning (or so we must tell ourselves 💔) 5mo
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Started this one six months ago. It was hard for me to read with the triggers in here but it was a good book.

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Susanita
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This was my favorite read from #March even if I was “supposed” to read it in January. It took me a little while and a couple checkouts to get into it, but once I was in I was fascinated. True to form, I had an Isabel Allende book on my shelf all month and waited too long to start it, so I‘ll put it back in the general TBR category. 🤦🏻‍♀️
#authoramonth
#12booksof2021

Andrew65 Great choice. I often do similar. 5mo
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bnp
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The tagged book was even better the 2nd time through with a group discussing.

Looking forward to the light coming back, and a new-to-me car.

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Kammbia1
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I have finally read this one & Jemisin's imaginative storytelling skills are on full display. The world building is outstanding & representation comes through clearly in the story. There is a difference between reading a work of fiction that becomes a favorite than one which becomes one of importance. The Fifth Season is the latter part of the prior sentence and I can appreciate the work on that level.

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bnp
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1. Tagged book + Dawn (Octavia Butler) + The invisible guardian (Dolores Redondo)
2. Live music! & dinner with friends. (Cook casserole this am for dinner.)
3. Tagged book

#weekendreads, @rachelsbrittain

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Kammbia1
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I'm finally reading this novel. I will admit I have not been able to get my reading comfortability with Jemisin's books until I read her short story collection, How Long Til Black Future Month earlier in the year. That reading experience has lead me to her award winning Broken Earth Trilogy. After 50 pages....the world building is outstanding & her use of second person narration is an intriguing choice to tell a story. Full review to come.

bnp Glad you're enjoying this. It is complex world building. I'm reading this with a group on Goodreads this month, and am hoping this will set me up for the next two in the series. 5mo
Nutmegnc It is certainly not an easy read, but it is so good. And imo the second and third just get better and better. Worth every bit of those consecutive Hugos. (edited) 5mo
Kammbia1 @bnp I am enjoying it so far. The world building is just excellent and I'm starting to get my arms around the story. 5mo
Kammbia1 Good to know @nutmegnc 5mo
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JackieGreco
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This was an incredible fantasy book. I typically don‘t read fantasy but really enjoyed this story of post apocalyptic earth and the division of orogenes and stills. This book had so much depth to it and was a really enjoyable and enrapturing read.

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Lizpixie
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#LittensDressedInBlood #Day12 #TheKillingMoon I was going to go for the authors book with the same title as the prompt but thought it was a bit obvious. This trilogy by her is also about a moon, one that‘s killing the inhabitants of this world for reasons which I can‘t go into without giving away a major spoiler. One of the best dystopian SciFi series I‘ve ever read. And I don‘t much like dystopian.

BennettBookworm This has been on my TBR for so long, I need to just read it!! 8mo
MidnightBookGirl This is a perfect fit, and I really liked this book too! 8mo
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BooksMcD
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Oh, to never need sleep and to read forever!
Alas, I need funds to support my book habit so I must keep this job that requires me to put my book down and sleep on occasion. Most unfortunate! 😝

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Kiralyn
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I had a whole plan for what I was going to read this fall- then I picked up the 5th season. Excuse me while I ignore all my other books in order to finish this trilogy ASAP 👀

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TK-421
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“Fear of a bully, fear of a #volcano; the power within you does not distinguish. It does not recognize degree.” #QuotsyAug21

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KassBrown
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Great world building, fun magic, and relatable characters. I was hooked from the prologue! The story switches between perspectives and does so without feeling clunky. Also, I wasn't overwhelmed by the world building even though it's an epic fantasy. listened to the audio book on this one and the reader was wonderful! Strong female lead, lgbtq friendly, and a cast full of racial variety. A great read and I'm excited for the next two!

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JenaJenkins
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Wow! This book was overwhelming at first, because of the intricate world building and the way Jemisin just drops you in to everything. (Pro tip - there is a very helpful appendix with vocab and history notes at the back of the book!) BUT the hard work definitely pays off. I was completely fascinated by the characters, the world, and the unanswered questions. Definitely plan to keep going in the trilogy. #thebrokenearth #thefifthseason #jemisin

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“Oh, yeah. This one‘s a keeper”
I‘m nearing halfway through this epic fantasy, and I feel like I‘m finally getting my hooks into the story. A harder read than what I have been choosing lately. But sometimes a challenge is nice.
#thefifthseason #NKJemisin #thebrokenearth

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BacklistReader
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Everything I‘ve read so far this year

Goodreads says I‘m 10 books behind but I‘m not stressing I‘m enjoying most of what I‘m picking up.

#midyearcheckin #allthebooks #halfway

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I tried reading this years ago and wasn‘t a fan. On a whim, I tried the audiobook and on my...what a difference! This time around I really enjoyed the story, especially as it progressed and all the pieces came together.

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Karmapen
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This came to me with near universal acclaim so I was pretty sure I‘d like it, and I did, but it was SO grim and violent, and the violence was usually against children, which is just extremely not what I want to read about? I figured out the spoiler of how people were linked pretty early on but I still couldn‘t put it down, and I still want to read the next two. The world building was incredible.

Nutmegnc It was def not an easy read. 10mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Mehso-so

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I felt like the was an unique story and had great characters. I did listen to it on audiobook, but I found my mind wandering a lot and being bored. I wonder if it would have been different if I read this book physically. I do plan to read the next book.
#bookstagram #bibliophile #litsy #littens

SamAnne I think this is a book that requires reading not listening. I don‘t think I could have followed it on audio. 12mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @SamAnne yeah I definitely agree. 12mo
Caroline_Roberts I had trouble getting into this series too, I think I gave up partway through the second book. 12mo
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DGRachel
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I feel guilty so this is not an official review, but I‘m bailing on this audiobook after 4 1/2 hours. It‘s clearly well-written, but I find myself not caring about any of the characters, getting annoyed by the tense shifts when the POV changes, and being really uncomfortable with some of the plot points. I‘m getting the same sluggish vibes here that I did with TNOTW by Rothfuss. Maybe high fantasy isn‘t for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Onto a murder book. 😂

Lauram Same! I‘ve tried to read this a few times and thought it was just timing/life preventing me from enjoying this series. It‘s just not for me. 12mo
jmtrivera Some of those were stressful to me reading this too, but I found a lot of it worth the time put in for me. That said, it is definitely not going to be everyone's cup of tea! Read what makes you happy. 😊 12mo
DGRachel @jmtrivera I‘m not giving up on it yet. I just need to wait for a different mindset, I think, and take the time to read it in print. I have other reading priorities right now, so the paperback copy will sit on my shelf a little longer. ☺️ 12mo
jmtrivera Good plan! 12mo
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Creme_de_la_them
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Book #12 of the year: “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin

Sci-fi/fantasy written by a Black woman AND it‘s a trilogy! This series takes place on earth in the distant future. Some people have developed the power to control rock and earth, and they‘re either enslaved or executed. It‘s an intriguing book that keeps you wondering what happens next.

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BacklistReader
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This was great. I definitely recommend it. Can‘t wait to get to book 2.

#thefifthseason #nkjemisin #thebrokenearthtrilogy

BehindthePages Such a good trilogy! 12mo
BacklistReader @BehindthePages I have heard nothing but good things about the whole trilogy 12mo
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amyrohn
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I don‘t normally read multiple books at once, but if I don‘t start this one now I never will. So excited to finally dive into this trilogy!!

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BacklistReader
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May TBR

I‘m participating in the #readathinmay21 read-a-thon this month as well as #dothethingathon so let‘s see where I can fit these books in for those prompts. I‘m also 7 books behind on my Goodreads goal so maybe I can catch up a little this month....🤷‍♀️

#maytbr #toberead

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BacklistReader
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Weekend reading plans...

#currentlyreading #weekendplans

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BacklistReader
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“This is what you must remember: the ending of one story is just the beginning of another.”

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BacklistReader
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My sister picked this rounds book club pick and I‘m really excited to start.

#bookclub #ebooks

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BehindthePages
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Once in a while, a book will come along that deals with some pretty heavy hitting themes and nails them in a disturbingly perfect way. The Fifth Season is that kind of book. If you do not appreciate dark fantasy books, steer clear of this one. #darkfantasy
Full review https://www.ityreadsbooks.com/2021/03/02/the-fifth-season-by-n-k-jemisin-a-revie...

bnp I am due for a reread of this one so I can take a second run at book two 1y
BehindthePages @bnp I'm hoping to start book two next week :) I took a mini break to read a light hearted YA first lol 1y
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Finished The Fifth Season yesterday, took me longer to finish because I wasn‘t prioritizing reading during the week, working on better habits. Kind of dying to know what happens next, kind of wanting a change...
N.K. left me hanging and I‘m really interested to see where it goes/ how the story telling changes, so likely moving right into Obelisk Gate.
do you normally read series straight on through or take breaks (if not waiting for a release)?

TheNeverendingTBR I bailed on The Fifth Season so... 1y
5feet.of.fury @TheNeverendingTBR The first few chapters were not engaging, but I ended up liking it a lot! 1y
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5feet.of.fury
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If you think it is starting slow, keep going. This is an interesting time to be reading it, during a pandemic with effects of climate change increasing.. “I didn‘t expect to live through a Season” (I too am tired of living through historical events) Jemisin‘s world building is unparalleled, and one of the few times I‘ve read a book with multiple narratives that I haven‘t wanted to skip a particular characters chapters. Amazing.

SamAnne I‘m hoping to start Obelisk Gate this month. 1y
5feet.of.fury @SamAnne Nice! Me too, I am very interested to see what‘s next! 1y
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BennettBookworm
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WOW! Happy #blitsyhistorymonth to you @Annl ! I am SO grateful and excited about all these goodies! I loved Jemison‘s City We Became so I can‘t wait to check out this series! And I loved hearing about your connection to Zora Neale Hurston - I‘ve never read this book and I‘m so ready to dive in! The socks are perfect and so is the beautiful bookmark- thank you! And thank you so much @Chelleo for organizing!

Chelleo Great set of goodies! Ohhhh...what‘s the connection, if you don‘t mind me asking, @Annl?? 1y
Annl Yeah! I am glad you liked them. Happy reading! 1y
BennettBookworm @Chelleo Yes she mentioned that every January there is a Hurston festival in Central Florida that she and her daughter love! 1y
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Chelleo @BennettBookworm Ah, yes! I remember that now that you mention it! 1y
riversong153 Love NK! 😍😍😍 great package!! 1y
Zoes_Human I loved both of those books! NK's the best! 1y
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I‘ve been meaning to read this book for 5 years, took me a little while to get used to the style/language, but I‘m into it so far. #tbrpile #scifi

BehindthePages It just gets better and better! 1y
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This book was incredibly well done & incredibly dark.
Jemisin crafted a world that is so unique & strong and characters that are believable & real, and honestly the whole time I read the main word I kept thinking was INTENTIONAL.
Everything she put in place had a reason. The almost conversational writing style paired with the grit of the plot and the detached but somehow also felt and strong emotions and everything else. I‘m in awe.

SamAnne Perfect review. Yes. I plan to start Obelisk Gate in March. 1y
behudd @SamAnne thank you!! It was a stunning book! I think that‘s my plan - to read in March- too! 1y
BehindthePages It took me a while to adjust to all the terms, but once it started clicking into place I couldn't put it down! I'm almost done with it :) 1y
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I've been wanting to read this series for awhile. I was pretty excited to find the first book at the thrift store. Then I found the third and got even more excited. Looked everywhere for the second and could not find it. So annoying, but I do find it funny. 🤣

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behudd
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“Let‘s start with the end of the world, why don‘t we?”
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Liatrek
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As I read this I keep visualizing it as an Anime. I loved the story, characters and world building. I can‘t wait to continue the journey.

Leftcoastzen 😻 1y
BookishMarginalia What a gorgeous kitty! #CatsofLitsy 1y
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Mitch
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Love this Books Are Magic photo challenge to kick off Black History Month.

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This is the second time I've read The Fifth Season and once again I'm blown away by the originality of Jemisin's world-building. It's like nothing I've read before. Combine this with a gripping plot, well-crafted characters and brilliant writing and you have a book that is utterly immersive and very powerful #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Kalalalatja I felt the same way, it was so good! 1y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja proof that you CAN do epic fantasy differently 1y
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vivastory I hope you're doing well Moray. How's your partner doing? I remember your recent post about his accident. Is he recovering? Any word on when people in Scotland will receive the vaccine? 1y
Moray_Reads @vivastory hi Scott. He's doing okay. It's going to be a long recovery for his very broken elbow but he's getting better every day. Scotland's getting on quite well with the vaccine. Most care home residents and >80 yo have had their first dose so they're working on healthcare workers and >70s. It will be a while before it trickles down to me and we're staying in lockdown until end of Feb but 🤞 1y
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Looking forward to getting to some of the books I've carried over from January as well as the new editions. #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Bookzombie
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Rust, this was so good! It did take me a bit to get into, but then I was immersed. I don‘t feel like I can summarize this in a way that doesn‘t give some of the revelations in the story away. There are other reviews that do that well. I‘m so happy that #authoramonth finally pushed me to pick up a Jemisin book. I‘m probably going to read the next book in the trilogy in February. #AAMNKJ #Booked2021 #SFwrittenbyawoman

TheKidUpstairs I felt the same, it took a bit to get into and then wham, sucked in, completely hooked. The rest of the trilogy is just as good. 1y
Bookzombie @TheKidUpstairs Yay, that‘s exciting. Thank you! 1y
LazyOwl Glad you enjoyed. I loved this as well and agree that it's slow in the beginning, but worth persevering. 1y
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Bookzombie @LazyOwl Thanks! It definitely was worth it. 🙂 1y
Cinfhen I couldn‘t get into this one but I‘m glad you enjoyed it🧡 1y
Bookzombie @Cinfhen That‘s a bummer, but I understand. 🙂 1y
readordierachel So glad you liked it! One of my favorites. 1y
Bookzombie @readordierachel It‘s so good! 1y
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dariazeoli
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This is my first Jemisin, and I‘ll admit, I had a difficult time getting into it. But I‘ll be finished tomorrow, and the last quarter of the book has me interested enough to continue the trilogy. Here‘s hoping things are picking up.

#AuthorAMonth

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I remember that one...the way it twisted around on itself by the end was so inventive! 1y
Andrew65 I‘m having a difficult time getting into it too. 1y
TheBookHippie I can‘t say I‘ll read her again but I‘m glad I read one anyway ... 1y
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4/5⭐️

I had this book on a pedestal for years and finally the time came to read it. I‘m a little conflicted because it took a LONG time to get into.

#authoramonth @Soubhiville
#seriesread2021 @TheSpineView
#pop21 #somethingbrokenonthecover

Full thoughts if anyone wants to know at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1891262489

KatieB I started listening to this on audiobook but then gave up. Your comments make me wonder if I should go back and stick with it 1y
Read-y_Picker @KatieB how far did you make it? I don‘t know about the audiobook but I generally prefer to read really detailed stories like these. Sometimes it helps to be able to stop and think or reread. I was soooo excited (like giddy) to be starting this one, I really don‘t know how I feel about it now. But I‘m emotionally invested in the series and curious to see what happens next and if we get more answers for the first part. 1y
TheSpineView It is a slow start but once it got going it was so good. 1y
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