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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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bookshelves: beyond-sci-fi, fiction, sci-fi

I was entertained and intrigued throughout but really put off by the cliffhanger ending. Jemisin did get me to pick up the second part, though, so I guess I liked things well enough. I don't get on with fantasy as a general rule but this is such a fresh take on the genre that for the most part I wasn't even aware of it. It makes effective use of a pseudo-African setting to create a strange but familiar feel, and plays with massive time scales and planetary level cataclysms while simultaneously staying really close to the lived experiences of a small number of characters. Definitely worth giving a try, just know you won't get a satisfying reading experience with just this book so you more or less need to commit to the series.

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Reading Progress

October 24, 2018 – Shelved
October 24, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 24, 2018 – Shelved as: beyond-sci-fi
October 24, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
October 24, 2018 – Shelved as: sci-fi
November 11, 2018 – Started Reading
November 11, 2018 –
December 8, 2018 –
December 15, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Alper Çuğun It's not a bad deal as a trilogy and the ending is more decent than most.

Alper Çuğun I prefer her other trilogy where the books are much more standalone.

message 3: by Kars (last edited Jan 04, 2019 12:49AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kars Now you tell me! She's a very efficient writer though, so it doesn't feel like a slog.

Alper Çuğun It's genre/trash so just relax and enjoy the ride.

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