Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for January 31, 2017
New Releases / January 31, 2017

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share!   FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION   FANTASY       URBAN FANTASY   SCIENCE FICTION         FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION   The Hanging Tree Ben Aaronovitch 1/31/2017 The Ghoul Vendetta Lisa Shearin 1/31/2017 Six Wakes Mur Lafferty 1/31/2017 Binti: Home Nnedi Okorafor 1/31/2017 Caraval Stephanie Garber 1/31/2017 Crossroads of Canopy Thoraiya Dyer 1/31/2017

Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
4.5 Stars , Reviews / November 19, 2015

Binti is the story of a young Himba woman whose life and clan revolve around math and engineering. Her people never leave their home, so the news of her acceptance into Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy, is bittersweet. Binti loves learning, and the opportunity to participate in a program with such a fabulous reputation is of course very exciting. However, that means leaving her home, her family, her friends, everything she has known. It also means that her people will not necessarily see her the same way, as they don’t believe their people should leave. I really liked this element of the story. Binti is trying to do something she loves, learn as much as she can, but cultural tradition and expectations force her to feel like she is not just journeying to a far away school, but abandoning protocol in a way that will alienate her from everything she has ever known forever. That is a very hard choice to make! Binti herself, as a character? What can I say? She is a woman who loves math. As a person who took 400 level math classes for fun in college, this immediately endeared her to me. I loved…