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The City We Became

By N. K. Jemisin
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Publisher Description

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her.

In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels.

And they're not the only ones.

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection)

"A glorious fantasy." —Neil Gaiman

213 Reviews

Thinking Face“I think I was the most interested in the book because of the sound effects and the narrator in the audiobook. The ending started to pick up a bit more but not enough to interest me in reading the second book.”
Diverse charactersUnpredictableImmersive settingDarkUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Thinking Face“I love the writing style, the modern spin on classic fantasy, and the accuracy in which NYC was portrayed! The pacing was the only drawback for me.”
Original charactersBeautifully writtenLyricalPoeticSurrealWell-researchedThought-provoking
Slightly Smiling Face“Seemed like a chore to read up to where the plot actually begins. Ultimately, I enjoyed the story, even if the conclusion was abrupt and not so epic. Also, fuck Aislyn.”
Colorful personalitiesDiverse charactersHeroic figuresLikable charactersWitty banterTwistyHopefulRushed endingSlow plotUnsatisfying ending
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveFast-pacedThought-provoking
Thinking Face
Diverse charactersHeroic figuresLikable charactersWitty banterThought-provokingDidn't grab my attentionObstacles overcome too easilyRushed endingSlow plotUnsatisfying ending

About N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She has been a reviewer for the New York TimesBook Review, and an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time, she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie. 

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