Audiobook Review: Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
4 Stars , Reviews / September 19, 2016

N. K. Jemisin is certainly a gifted story teller, and the world she is crafting in The Broken Earth series is fascinating. This second installment gives readers a better understanding of both the magic and the world, it advances the plot and lets you start to speculate on where the story might go next, and how the trilogy could end (for good or bad). The relationships in the book continue to develop and the characters are all terribly human (meaning that they all have shades of grey to them, there is not purely “good” or purely “evil”). In this book we get three perspectives, one is Essun (from the first book) and another is Nassun (Essun’s Daughter). I have to admit, I loved getting more information on these two, but particularly Nassun. It was very interesting seeing Essun through Nassun’s perspective.We learned more about each of these women, their motivations and their magic. Now, I want to mention if you haven’t read Obelisk Gate yet, and read Fifth Season last year, you would probably benefit to brush up on what happened. While I loved Fifth Season, I found myself saying “oh, yeah! I forgot about that!” more in this book than typical epic fantasy second…

Audiobook Review: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
4.5 Stars , Reviews / August 24, 2015

The Fifth Season is a book that is not obvious in its strengths until you read it through to the end. Don’t get me wrong, this is a book that had me hooked from the beginning, but one that I felt even more appreciation for after finishing and seeing how the multiple storylines tied together. This is a book that will make you uncomfortable at time, feel heartache at others, and almost certainly you should always be grateful that you do not live in this world, as amazing as some of the abilities sound, the world is hard and harsh. But I don’t want to sound negative, because this book is nothing short of amazing. The Fifth Season takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, one where the human population has been decimated. Disasters happen on a regular basis, causes lands to inhabitable, wiping out populations, so the people are perpetually preparing. This is the beginning of such a season, a season of death. The book follows three story lines, all of which I found captivating and heartbreaking. The people of this world do not have it easy, don’t expect a happy feel good type of story, because this is dark. Brilliant,…