wow 😲 definitely worth the hype
wow 😲 definitely worth the hype
I think this is from you @Avanders !?!? For your 100k give away? Thank you so much! 😊 This was such a happy surprise on my porch this afternoon! 😃 I‘m looking forward to starting this series. I‘ve heard awesome things.
#BlavkHistoryMonth Recommendations Day 27
A fantastic journey of a book. A pinnacle of what a fantasy book can be. The world building is immaculate, the characters are multifaceted and are given room to grow. The writing is vivid and wonderful.
Very deserving of all the awards it has won.
Someone was not pleased with me for being away overnight. I‘m trying to make amends.
"Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind" #Januarybookclub2023 #fantasy #book1of24
“Let‘s start with the end of the world, why don‘t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things.”
Mind-blowing novel with an Earth, a bit different than ours, that keeps destroying its inhabitants in various seasons and gifted individuals who can control seismic activity, etc. Others try to control them. Plus mysterious obelisks with power, etc. It switches between a handful of characters. Very worthwhile if you like this genre.
I am starting this fantasy trilogy. Highly recommended
Photo from White Sands National Park New Mexico
I was on vacation driving (a lot!) through New Mexico so I grabbed this on audio and really enjoyed it!
The world building is wonderful, I really enjoyed how the dramatic beginning draws you in and explains the world right up front. I found the characters to be well drawn, solid and interesting.
The book seemed to wrap around and felt complete to me so I am unsure if I will continue the series
#OnThisDay in 1972 Nora Keita Jemisin was born. Raised in Mobile, Alabama Jemisin spent much of her time immersed in fairy tales and fantasy at the local library, and summers in NYC with her father who introduced her to Twilight Zone and Star Trek. In 2015 she became the first Black author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season. 👇 #HistoryGetsLIT
The Broken Earth trilogy would make an amazing series! #littenswanttoknow
This was a very well-thought out, imagined, high fantasy. At first I didn‘t know how the 3 perspectives of the women would come together, and then it all crashed together in shocking clarity. I very rarely expect a twist on fantasy, but man. Very enjoyable. I will definitely get the next two.
Side note for audio, the 3 perspectives were at first confusing. You had to really focus to figure them out.
Starting this next on audible! #currentlylistening
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisn
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
Furybon by Claire Legrand
Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
Been on my shelf for a while, long overdue to finally read this one!
Also featuring: my favorite NYPL mug ☕️
Okay! A book I have been a bit intimidated by.
Excited for my #bookspin and #doublespin for May
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 ⏬
Rusting Rust this was a great book. I had to start the next one as soon as I finished this one!
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!
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.
Although it also begins with the end.
Started this one six months ago. It was hard for me to read with the triggers in here but it was a good book.
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. 🤦🏻♀️
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.
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
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.
#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.
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! 😝
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 👀
“Fear of a bully, fear of a #volcano; the power within you does not distinguish. It does not recognize degree.” #QuotsyAug21
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!
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
“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
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
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.
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.
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
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. 😂
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.
This was great. I definitely recommend it. Can‘t wait to get to book 2.
#thefifthseason #nkjemisin #thebrokenearthtrilogy
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!!
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....🤷♀️
Weekend reading plans...
“This is what you must remember: the ending of one story is just the beginning of another.”
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...
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)?