Sunday, July 26, 2015

2015 book 176

N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season
Jemisin's latest--the start of a new trilogy, yay!!--is another complicated, amazing, bonkers piece of fiction. It's set in a world where, periodically, major natural disaster extinguish large swathes of life on earth. There are also people who can control rocks/the ground, considered very dangerous (though some are discovered as children and taken to a central sort of facility where they are trained and controlled and their powers are hopefully used for good). I don't want to say anything else for fear of spoilers, except that, as always, there are powerful and moving characters (ladies and men!), a very interesting universe, and a compelling storyline. I'm not actually sure if it's fantasy, sci-fi, or some hybrid, but it doesn't really matter--it's AWESOME. A/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on August 4th.

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