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Home (Binti, #2)
Home (Binti, #2) | Nnedi Okorafor
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Bibliogeekery
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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I read this one aloud on the way home from my road trip. (I didn't have wifi so am posting all my trip books today). This was another fun reread for me. I love Binti and the complex coming or age issues she faces - becoming part jellyfish, have alien DNA activated in her - you know, the usual stuff. 😂 Looking forward to book three!

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Bibliogeekery
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Next up in road trip read along. I'm enjoying these books out loud with pals even more than when I read them on my own!

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rsteve388
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Happy First Day of Book Fitness Challenge Round 3!

I have just finished this awesome book! Binti Home which is the second book in the Binti Series by Nnedi Okorafor. This book focuses on a home coming for Binti and her difficulties dealing with her many identities.

Binti in this book is learning a lot about who she is and where she comes frok and what tbat will mean for her future and her path. Excellent story. Loved listening to it.

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juliegumdrop
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This is a stunningly original story. #scifi #sciencefiction

overtheedge Loved this whole series!! 2mo
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wyvernfriend
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was a powerful read, Binti is an interesting character and her problems feel like things that come from her upbringing and what has happened to her, she's starting to be a bit less passive about what's going on with her and it will be interesting to see where this is going to take her.and how she is going to deal with what has happened to her family.
I want to write half as well as Nnedi does.

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jchawkins
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It seemed like Okorafor asked herself, "What do SFF books need so they're not superficial?" And then made a checklist & checked off the boxes as she wrote. "PTSD? Check. Transfolk? Check. Break down stereotypes? Check." Binti is the only character who isn't static, and everyone keeps forcing her to change, rather than it being her choice, so its not a show of her character. By the end I didn't care anymore, even with the cool world building.

TheAromaofBooks Passive main characters are a pet peeve of mine. Frequently, when I find myself feeling mildly aggravated about a book I realize it's because things are happening TO the character instead of the character DOING things. 4mo
jchawkins @TheAromaofBooks YES. Main characters should have agency! 4mo
Sunraven On the subject of peeves (thanks @TheAromaofBooks 😁), checkboxing like you describe is a major one of mine. The apparent popularity of substituting checkboxing for thoughtfulness has been driving me batty lately, so reading this review is balm for my soul. 😆 It‘s nice to not feel like I‘m the only one who notices that sort of thing ... whew. 4mo
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jchawkins @Sunraven 😆 same here! I think it's because social sensitivity is SUCH a thing right now. It feels like a sort of clumsy way to try to ensure diversity and sensitivity in fiction writing (but movies seem to do it a lot too, now that I think of it...). Not bad in concept, just had in practice. 4mo
Sunraven The funny not-funny thing about the current environment is that it makes me feel LESS safe — and I‘m multiply marginalized, theoretically someone supposed to feel supported by it. It‘s just that if someone substitutes checkboxes for thought, they‘re probably not going to understand me as a whole person. I am not my checkboxes, duh. Some “allies” even seem to view me as an enemy because I‘m not easy enough to checkbox. So yes, bad in practice. 😉 4mo
jchawkins @Sunraven yeah, one would hope minds would he kept open, but that's not the reality as often as it should be. And the culture tends to also be weirdly censoring, too, which is probably related to that. At least, that's how I feel, as one who is not nearly as marginalized as others--not sure if it feels that way for others, though. 4mo
Sunraven Oh, man, don‘t get me started on the censorship. That makes me angry no matter who does it. I get the impression that a lot of people are just taking their preexisting judgemental habits, or emulating the judgemental habits of mainstream people they want to fight, and peppering them with the Right Words to “prove” they‘re sensitive, so that the thought-framework is essentially the same whether people are allies or not, but flavored differently. 4mo
Sunraven ...And it hurts my heart when people commandeer social science terms and concepts to use as weapons to justify their censorship and negativity, because I went to school for anthropology and its concepts get used the opposite of the way I feel they should be ... but school was a long time ago and I‘m out of practice arguing with people over that sort of thing. Le sigh. Anyway. 😉 4mo
jchawkins @Sunraven haha yeah and you need people willing to hear the argument anyway, which many aren't. Ah well. 4mo
Sunraven 100% true, and ah, well, indeed. Maybe being excruciatingly empathetic will be the next trend. 🤣 4mo
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jchawkins
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Oh this is so true. So spot on.

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Emily92Bibliophile
Home (Binti, #2) | Nnedi Okorafor
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Loved this sequel! Make sure you have book 3️⃣ at the ready - it ends on a MAJOR cliffhanger 😱❗️

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ScientistSam
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I really enjoyed following Binti's story as she returns home after a year at university. She has to grapple with her identity and her relationship with her family and friends, and how these have changed as she has gone out into the world.

While I really enjoyed this novella, it did feel like it dealt a bit less with sweeping themes and focused more on one individual coming of age story.

quirkyreader This book looks like it has been massively loved. 5mo
charl08 @quirkyreader that was what I was going to say! V good. 5mo
ScientistSam @quirkyreader @charl08 doesn't it?! Library copy😀 5mo
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AutumnRLS Read the next two! I love this trilogy of novellas. They're so good! 5mo
ScientistSam @AutumnRLS only one more in the series! 5mo
AutumnRLS @ScientistSam oops! For some reason I thought this was the first one. The third one made me cry. Sho good! 5mo
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Aimeesue
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That‘s right! Nnedi!

chaoticgoodhufflepuff 😱😱😱 ❤️❤️❤️ I would be speechless! 5mo
Aimeesue @chaoticgoodhufflepuff Whereas I was ever so eloquent and said "um, *sputter, sputter* I love your books!" ??? 5mo
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Blaire
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Binti heads home bringing an alien being in an attempt to bring harmony among different species. When she returns she must confront how she is now different from her community and take a deeper look at her family‘s history. Ends on a big cliffhanger. Still not a sci-fi person but I‘ve enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy.

Leftcoastzen I‘m fascinated with And Prairie Dogs aren‘t Kosher.😃 7mo
tournevis Being talked about at the panel I'm listening to right now! 7mo
Blaire @Leftcoastzen I‘m staying at my aunt‘s house and it‘s on her shelf...it‘s a history of Jewish women in the upper Midwest in the 1800s. 7mo
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Blaire @tournevis cool! Any good insights? 7mo
Lcsmcat I have that edition of My Bookhouse. It was my father and his older brother‘s. 7mo
tournevis @Blaire Many, more than I have space to write here. It's such a great exploration of identity and empire? 7mo
tournevis @Blaire Supposed to be an exclamation point there 7mo
Blaire @Lcsmcat cool! This set was my grandfather‘s and was passed down to my aunt. 7mo
Blaire @tournevis yes, I liked how this one really delved into the meaning of identity and family. Just got the third one from the library. 7mo
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Plaidsticks
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I don‘t say this often/never, but I really want a screen adaptation for this trilogy.

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sakeriver
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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For whatever reason, I had expected this one to be more of a standalone story, the way that the first BINTI novella was. It‘s definitely the middle act of a trilogy, though. I liked it as much as the first one, and I‘m curious to see how it all ends up.

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sakeriver
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Next

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hermyknee
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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I have all three in hardcover! 💙
#trilogy #novella #binti

As much as I‘d like to continue reading Binti‘s story RIGHT NOW, I‘m still in the middle of NK Jemisin‘s The Fifth Season and as both deal with humans capable of molecular manipulation, I don‘t want to confuse the two. So, as much as I want to dive right back in, I‘ll wait... 😬😭

BarbaraJean I just finished these! Hope you enjoy. 😊 9mo
heikemarie I LOVE! I think I‘m going to order the hardcover omnibus. I too read Jemisin and Okorafor at almost the same time so they are forever entwined in my mind. 9mo
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BarbaraJean
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I moved right into the second Binti book right after finishing the first, and I was pleased that it‘s twice as long and more fleshed out, dealing with a few threads I felt were dropped in the first. I still wanted more of Oomza Uni (it‘s the setting I‘m most fascinated by and yet see the littlest of). But I loved seeing Binti come home and work through how she‘s changed since she left—as well as integrate other pieces of her heritage and her past.

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brandybear22
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Finished 5 books on vacation, which was my plan, do anything else is extra joy and relaxation.

🏝😎☀️

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everlocalwest
Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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So much world building in a slim novella. In seeking a ritual rite in her tribe, Binti discovers much she did not know of her home and has to confront her own bias in a way that hasn't been challenged before. Okorafor blends these worlds so well; we see Binti so cosmopolitan at Uni speaking to people that look like literal bugs contrast against her distaste of the savage 'Desert People' who live on the outskirts of her home village.

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Weaponxgirl
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I really love this series. As soon as I start entering this world I‘m enthralled and wanting to know more. It‘s the sort of book that reminds me that I love sci fi when it‘s done well! Can I please see this as a tv series? Pretty please? #readingwomen2019 #readharder2019 #readblackwomen

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staci.reads
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There's so much to process from Book 2! 😯 I'm loving the cultural struggles and complexity of the worlds Okorafor has built. I'm looking forward to seeing how she ties it all together in Book 3!

WhatWouldJaneDo Ooh! I read the first one last month, excited to hear that they keep getting better! 9mo
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Aimeesue
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Had a hard time getting back into this world, as I‘d read the first part months ago and some of the concepts/vocabulary wasn‘t re-explained. If I had it to do over, I‘d read them back to back.

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AiBBot
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If you do not want to challenge your presumptions/prejudice of yourself and your family, do not read this book. If you want to read a story about a woman‘s journey of self discovery by returning to the familiar with the purpose to challenge what was previously viewed as ‘correct‘ to discover truth, read this book.

FlowerFairy I absolutely love this photo 💜 10mo
AiBBot @FlowerFairy It is from the Canada House in London. I was extremely lucky to get a tour! That is my favourite view from it. 10mo
FlowerFairy Wow!!! It‘s beautiful 😍 10mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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I finished Binti: Home while driving from a meeting today. I'm still not sure what I thought of it. I was enjoying it, but I feel like it ended too abruptly.

And whether it is from the book or just my hectic workday, I certainly am exhausted tonight. 😴

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SpeculativeFemale
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1. Binti: Home
2. Grasshopper Mocha
3. Coca Cola

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 10mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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Hello Litsy friends. I know, it's been too long, but I'm still kicking, and reading. Work has just been...well, let's just say I don't think I had any real idea what I was walking into when I accepted this job. It's been rocky at times, but I've stuck with it. I'm still working on finding a balance, though.

Audiobooks have saved my sanity, to some degree, especially when traveling. Currently enjoying Binti: Home.

#prodigalreturns
#workaholic

readordierachel Nice to see you back! 10mo
SpeculativeFemale @readordierachel Thanks, it's good to be back. I let the job kind of take over my life for a while. Really seeking a better balance now. 10mo
Leftcoastzen Glad you are back. It can be tough finding balance in a new position.I hope things improve. 10mo
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intothehallofbooks
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This was great immediately on the heels of Binti: Sacred Fire. The world-building is so much better with each successive story 🙌🏻 Binti is such a robust character; I love the way she is sometimes sure of herself but mostly she is still trying to find her footing as she straddles multiple cultures and worlds. Her relationship with the Meduse Okwu is strange and fascinating and I love the new characters introduced here. 🎧 Robin Miles is perfect!!

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Schnoebs
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Oh man, this book. The ability Nnedi has to combine so many different cultures and beliefs and origin backgrounds into one novella/character is astounding. Treeing is currently my favorite thing and the way in which Oomza Uni works is fascinating. And that cliff hanger! So happy I have the final in the trilogy sitting on my bookshelf at home.

#binti #scifi #mpls #twincities

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AutumnRLS
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I can't wait to dig in to this! #SSFYeah!

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bell7
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Binti, still reeling from events on her trip to Oozma Uni and dealing with PTSD, decides to return home with her new Meduse friend, Okwu. There, she is forced to confront some of her own preconceptions. If anything, I thought this was even better than the first.

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Addison_Reads
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Nnedi Okorafor tells such a beautifully vivid story. If you are a fan of sci-fi/fantasy then read this book. Binti's world is unlike any other, and you will be transported and amazed as you journey with her back to her homelands.

Another great addition to this series. 👍

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Addison_Reads
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Time to start a new audiobook while I attempt to get some work done today. I'm excited to revisit Binti's world. She's such a badass!

readordierachel Robin Miles does such a great job with the narration too 👍🏼 14mo
Addison_Reads @readordierachel I just finished this one and you are so right, Robin Miles was perfect for this narration. I'm hoping she narrates the next one too. 14mo
readordierachel @Addison_Reads I think she does! 14mo
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kgriffith
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I‘m listening to these in quick succession so I‘m reviewing them more as a whole than as independent books. Maybe because of the gorgeous cover art, I‘m thinking of them as installments, which means the middle can feel a bit lackluster on its own, as others have observed, but I did appreciate the greater world-building. Okorafor doesn‘t front-load it like so many SFF try to do, so there are mysteries, and no overload of data off the bat.

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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️
This had the unfortunate second book in a trilogy problem where it doesn‘t so much feel like its own story rather it just feels like it‘s building up to what happens in the next book. Not a bad read, but it could have been better.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

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kgriffith
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Made a warm and hearty breakfast to combat the grey sky and chilly air, and to prepare me for a long day of work and homework before babysitting my nephew this evening.

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kgriffith
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tfw the author RTs your Litsy post 😍😍😍

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kgriffith
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“‘But it‘s why I get to be so tall,‘ she‘d bragged.”
💜 #ownvoices #queerbooks

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kgriffith
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Another plug for Scribd; I‘ve been really impressed with how many hot wishlisted books I‘ve been able to listen to.

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jackilynn
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Another fantastic audio. Excellent characters & world building. And that ending?!!!

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jackilynn
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I have downloaded the audio for both of these as I get ready to brave the heat & tackle the mess that is my yard.

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BookishMe
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Matchy book & attire 😄😄 #nowreading #currentread

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dreamnthegarden
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Finished Binti Home and all I can say is WOW 😄 I really enjoyed this book. It had me on the edge of my seat plenty of times. I can't wait to read the 3rd and final book. This was even better than the first book. #booktubeathon

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dreamnthegarden
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Getting ready for #booktubeathon 😄 here's my tbr. Only a little less than 2 hours to go!

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Roebbe
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I finished the second Binti installment for #24in48 and it was as exciting as the first one. :) I really like the unique kind of sci-fi Nnedi Okorafor invented and the way Binti is developing. I will not get anywhere near 24 hours of reading but it‘s fine, I am glad I found the time to read this little novella. :)
#nnediokorafor #binti

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Listener15
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Oops. Fell asleep last night (luckily I was realizing I was and paused my timer) but finished Binti this morning and starting my second book. Yay! #24in48

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Settings
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Manages to be extremely imaginative/fresh and extremely cliche/derivative at the same time.

I keep expecting Okorafor to explore the extremely difficult issues in a literary fiction way and it doesn't happen.

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brilliantglow
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😂😂😂😂😂

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Nessavamusic
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Just read this one one sitting, as it‘s more novella length. This book 2 in the Binti series-DO read in order. Such an original and unique world combining African culture and sci-if alien tech. Many compare it to Black Panther, but it really is a unique and original world. #poc #scifi #ya

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LaurenReads
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This series is so different than anything I‘ve read and it‘s great. I had read the first book so long ago I had forgotten a lot of what was going on, but it came back to me 😀 I love how strong and real Binti is.

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tessavi
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I had some mixed feeling about Binti and this second book did not start well. It felt messy and lacking and I started to regret buying the third book. But about half way through it got better and felt like the author finally found the flow of the story. I will read the next one!

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Iceangel9
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What an amazing story, can‘t wait to read the third one.