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The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin

The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth) - N.K. Jemisin

Series: The Broken Earth Trilogy #3


The last book in this trilogy was disappointing, but I'm not exactly sure why. I just wasn't engaged this time around, and the story seemed slower. A lot of the story solicited the reactions "Meh" or "Really?" and for some reason the second person stuff bothered me more this time around. I'm not sure whether there was actually more of it or whether it felt odder because it was mixed in with more first-person stuff? Maybe? And I had trouble empathizing with Nassun's motivations in parts of it. In retrospect, we spent the entire book waiting around until the moon gets close enough to do something about it.


I don't really have specific criticisms; it just didn't really work for me. The chapters set in the past didn't make the world more interesting. I was half-tempted to drop it partway through and finished it basically to have the complete story. I have a feeling I'm going to be the exception, though, and everyone else will love it.