A Memory Called Empire: Review

A Memory Called Empire follows Mahit Dzmare, the newly minted ambassador to the vast and ravenous Teixcalannli Empire. At the start of the story, her mission is simple: discover what happened to the previous ambassador and keep the empire from annexing her home, Lsel Station. But the simple quickly spirals into the complicated within Mahit’s first few hours in the City, the planet that serves as the heart of the Empire.

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Once & Future: Review

The greatest strength of this story is its inclusivity..This book seeks to normalize many things that our current world either ignores or dismisses, while also poking fun of many of the harmful “-isms” some people still desperately cling to…

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The Stone Sky: 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!

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The Obelisk Gate: 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.)

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The Fifth Season: 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!

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The Dark Forest: Review

“The Three-Body Problem” could best be described as a sci-fi “whodunit” and “The Dark Forest” is like a sci-fi survival novel. The Trisolarians are en route to the Solar System with the intention of destroying humanity and settling on Earth. Sophons are in place around the globe preventing scientists from making breakthroughs that would level the playing field between humanity and the Trisolarians. It all seems hopeless. And yet, certain sectors of humanity are strategizing and planning for the upcoming Doomsday Battle.

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The Three-Body Problem: Review

When I first started reading this book, I had no intention of writing and posting a review on here. It was “hard” Science Fiction and that was a sub-genre I was unfamiliar with and in some ways, I was intimidated to write a review, afraid that I would get something wrong or misunderstand something. But […]

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NaNoWriMo Final Week & Wrap Up

NaNoWriMo, like always, reinvigorated me and made me feel more confident as a writer. I’ve learned some things about myself and my writing process. I connected with a lot of new writers who will grow and develop along with me. And I wrote in a genre that always intimidated me in the past. I made some mistakes and missteps, but in the end, it will lead to me developing into the writer that I want to be. 

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