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charlotte voted for The Black God's Drums as Best Fantasy in the Opening Round of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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The rare second-person, present-tense novel that works. Gorgeous world-building. Twists that feel inevitable but can't-see-'em-coming. A social hierarchy that makes sense, even though it feels so bad to be at the bottom. Literally world-shatterin
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The rare second-person, present-tense novel that works. Gorgeous world-building. Twists that feel inevitable but can't-see-'em-coming. A social hierarchy that makes sense, even though it feels so bad to be at the bottom. Literally world-shatterin
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The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark
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Street kid, orishas, former Confederates, and air pirates clash in an alternate-history, steampunk New Orleans full of magic and prophecy.

My main complaint: it's too damn short. I want this to be a novel, and really settle into this world and the rel
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Native Son by Richard Wright
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The crimes and punishments of a young, poor, black man in America seems to be a perpetually timely story, though Native Son was published in 1940. I have been curious about it since I was assigned parts of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son in col ...more
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The crimes and punishments of a young, poor, black man in America seems to be a perpetually timely story, though Native Son was published in 1940. I have been curious about it since I was assigned parts of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son in col ...more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
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Seemingly overnight, teenage girls around the world develop the innate ability to generate electric shocks with a mere touch. "The power" manifests in girl after girl, and eventually most older women as well (and some men, who have a chromosonal irre ...more
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