This is the sequel to Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, which like the first in the series, it is also a novella. The story takes up a year after the events of the first book, with Binti taking up her place at Oomza university. She’s still friends with the Meduse Okwu.
So, it’s the future. There’s been some sort of disaster that has meant the population has been radically reduced, lots of people are born without bits of them (eyes, arms, legs etc) and computers are banned. In this world we have Nell Crane, daughter of famous inventors in this world. Owner of one mechanical heart.
God, what the hell did I just read. I’m angry and annoyed that something with such a nice cover was so annoyingly vapid and pretentious at the same time. Ugh. Minus a million stars.
This long, tedious book has a much shorter, exciting book inside of it. Or around it. Or I’m imagining it could be.
I always forget how stressful reading V E Schwab’s books can be. The tension she manages to ratchet up in such a short amount of time. GOSH.
Whenever I do a call for I need new books to read, inevitably Nnedi Okorafor is mentioned. However, I had read Book of the Phoenix before and found it really mixed. I found the main character annoying and inconsistent. But anyway, Binti was always recommended and so I gave it a go. And I’m glad I did! It’s a …
To continue in the great-novella-read-a-thon that seems to be my last month of reading, I bought The Black Tides of Heaven by J Y Yang on Kindle. There have been many good things said about it, so why not. It’s got a lot going for it. It’s set in an indeterminate place and time. But the …