Start: December 8, 2021 Finish: December 20, 2021 Synopsis: Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. So when someone murders the members of a secret brotherhood dedicated to […]Read More A Master of Djinn: Review
Humanity and personhood are a major theme in this series. What makes a person? Is it use of language? Memory and how it affects emotion? Is it citizenship to a powerful empire?Read More A Desolation Called Peace: Review
In short, this is speculative fiction at its absolute best. Every time I finished a story, I was convinced nothing could top it. Then I’d start the next story and fall in love all over again. (I fell in love 25 times over the course of reading this!)Read More A People’s Future Of The United States: Review
Also, I want to take the time to acknowledge that Jemisin is a hardworking writer. I believe these books were all published within a year of one another and I’d like to imagine that she had everything nicely outlined and planned out before beginning the first draft. But it’s still impressive that she managed to publish three, phenomenal, award-winning books in such a short amount of time!Read More The Stone Sky: Review
Set in the Stillness once again, The Obelisk Gate, primarily follows two characters, Essun and her missing daughter Nassun, though there are brief interludes from Hoa, the stone-eater who follows Essun. (Read the first book to learn why Damaya and Syenite “disappear” from the narrative.)Read More The Obelisk Gate: Review
This entire series is packed with scenes, characters and dialogue to sift through. Though it’s not dense, unlike “The Three-Body Problem” (which I plan to finish soon, likely in March.) But I don’t want to discuss this series as a whole until I review the final book. Until then, I’ll do my best to focus on the individual books.
So let’s look at The Fifth Season!Read More The Fifth Season: Review
“People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every dray. I was just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the […]Read More True Grit: Review