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reviewed The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

The City We Became (Hardcover, 2020, Orbit) 4 stars

From three-time Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin, The City …

Superhero Story

5 stars

It took me a while to get into this story but I'm glad I stuck with it. If you like stories with a lot of battles between heroes and monster villains, this is your book. While I enjoy a superhero show as much as the next person, reading fight scenes in a novel is not to my taste. As the story unfolds, the social commentary ramps up. Would be especially relevant to New Yorkers who are familiar with the personalities of the city's boroughs. As an outsider, I understood enough to see where the story was headed but I'm sure it offers more to New York inhabitants. I read this book via audiobook and enjoyed the voicing and dramatization.