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The Stone Sky (Booktrack Edition), by N.K. Jemisin

xphilphil's review against another edition

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

amandakh's review against another edition

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5.0

This ending had me completely destroyed. Literal sobbing as I finished it.
Such a good series and brought to perfect resolution.
I don’t even know what to read next because what can possibly follow this!?

claire_michelle18's review against another edition

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5.0

Brilliant and heartbreaking - the perfect conclusion to an amazing series

thelastcolour's review against another edition

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4.0

A great end to the series. I really, really enjoyed reading these books but the first book was definitely the best in my opinion. But the writing and the characters and the whole concept just took my breath away. I am not rating this five stars because i did not cry but there was a lot of pain and suffering and I cannot wait to read more of Jemisin's work. She is incredibly talented!! I will hopefully talk a little bit more about this series on my instagram :)

gdikrum's review against another edition

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

5.0

jasonfurman's review against another edition

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5.0

An amazing conclusion to an amazing trilogy. This is the most epic of the three books and also the one that could be read most fluidly because a lot of the world building was already accomplished in the first two. That said, it still wasn't a very easy read and a lot more of the world and its backstory unfolded over the course of this book, tying together everything that came before in a satisfying manner.

The Broken Earth becomes almost a character in its own right as it battles to protect itself with huge consequences for humanity. Everything about the world and its people is so alien and imagined, unlike anything in our world or literature, and yet it all has a resonance in contemporary issues like race and the environment, with none of them being so heavy handed that they diminish the imaginative power but instead they enhance it.

Very glad I read this, will get my courage up to read all of it again sometime.

waaaaaaaif's review against another edition

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4.0

I'm not as insanely swept away by this trilogy as everybody else seems to be, but I did really truly enjoy it. 4.5 stars.

abcdefran's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars

alex_neige's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5/5~

"I think," Hoa says slowly, "that if you love someone, you don't get to choose how they love you back."

That whole series was a wild ride. I think there were some lows and highs within this book. Overall, I thought this was a solid ending for The Broken Earth series.

That ending was heartbreaking and bittersweet.

angelsavior's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional 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

5.0