The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
This was a wild ride.
I am part of a book club where we read whatever we want so there is no set book. However, most of the participants had read and raved about this book. It’s urban fantasy set in New York. New York and its boroughs are literally the characters. It reminded me Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (who has a quote on the cover of this book) as it focuses on a city’s life.
This is a book for those who love the city of New York and it helps a lot if you’ve been. I really enjoyed that aspect. The character work was interesting as well. I do not want to give too much away because the setting is the character. The plot moved quickly and all the events of the book unfold over the course of 3 days so I found it easy to devour.
It’s a fun fantasy novel and I’ll continue on with the series.
Read Feb 14-18, 2021.