books, reviews

Book Review: The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin


Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got six.
But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

My thoughts:

I’d read the short story in How Long Til Black Future Month? that develops into this incredible, creative novel.

Jemisin is an amazing writer, The Fifth Season trilogy was rightfully awarded Nebula awards for each volume, and I can easy see this being garlanded in similar fashion.

Moving, dreamlike and intelligent, this is a modern fairy tale.

I was kindly sent a copy of this book with no obligation to review.

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