THE BROKEN KINGDOMS
The second in Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy takes place ten years after the first, but is intimately connected with it. Told from Oree’s point of view, the narrative voice is authoritative and original — this is a book that readers won’t be able to put down. The way Oree stands up for not only herself but for those she loves is an amazing display of courage in a world that doesn’t always reward such behavior. A magnificent novel and one of the best books this reviewer has read this year.