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The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin

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no_dogs_on_the_moon's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75


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gemlove810's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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kellyofcali's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

I was excited to read the close of this series, and I think it was mostly done quite well - by now, you are used to the unusual second-person narration and the plot moves along nicely, converging the various storylines. There are times when the author start to add in more world-building that feels a bit late and confusing - she can't get into it as much as previously, even if you want to know more. And in some ways, due to plot you spend less time with some characters you had loved. However, an admirable ending to the series overall! Definitely allegories to climate change, as well.

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boglord's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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hanarama's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Book at a Glance:
 • Series finale
 • Epic science fantasy
 • Parent and child dynamics
• End of the world
 • CW: body horror, dismemberment, death of a parent, death, cannibalism, environmental disasters, starvation, brain injury 

I can't imagine a better ending to this absolutely breathtaking trilogy. While I had suspected how the story would play out, I would never call this story predictable. Rather, N.K. Jemisin masterfully crafts this story, showing her characters' motivations clearly as well as their doubts, worries, and hopes. 

Essun and Nassun are both compelling, messy, and flawed people. Jemisin breaths such life into both of them, that it feels impossible to root for either to succeed/fail against the other. Both of them have had such rough lives, their reactions to the harsh world they live in are understandable, even as they act in malice. The dynamic between them, as mother/daughter feels so real, even though they spend much of the book separated. 

The framing device of this as well as the previous installments gives some hint towards the conclusion, however, like the rest of the book, is so unique in execution. 

When I first read The Fifth Season, I had a hard time getting into the story initially. There was so much world building to take in, and Jemisin has a melodic style that I found, at times, difficult to focus on. However, as I continued, I found myself drawn deeper into the story, and understanding better. I'm sure that I missed things on my first readings, but I know that this is a story that deserves to be read multiple times. Even after finishing the trilogy, I frequently find myself just thinking about it. This is a really beautiful trilogy. I'm excited to read it again in the future. 

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lilifane's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This was probably the most epic story I've ever read in my entire life. 
I don't... I don't understand how N.K. Jemisin pulled this off. How the hell did she come up with ... all of this?!?!? She's a genius and definitely a new fav author now. 
If I didn't have so many other books to read, I would reread this whole trilogy immediately. 
And... the plot is not even that interesting. I would understand if people find parts of it really boring. But the story is still epic and full of emotions. And the world building?! WTF was that?! It's SO wild and perfect? And I already miss the characters. 
And the way the story is told? It's my favourite thing when authors use unconventional methods to tell their stories. And it seemed so random at first, but in the end... it all makes SO SO SO much sense.

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iordanmoore's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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rainbowwitch's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful sad tense fast-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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