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The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin

hannalovegood's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious reflective tense fast-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

delliomellidom's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

3.5

annie_p's review against another edition

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dark mysterious 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

3.5

daytonm's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful mysterious sad tense

4.0

ella_waffner's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad 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

Do yourself a favor and read this book! NK Jemisin is a GENIUS.

sereyn's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional tense medium-paced

4.5

tangiblereads's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

The Stone Sky is a nice conclusion to this series. It was sad and somber, and very technical. I was so lost in the tech, that I found myself skipping over a lot of it (paragraphs at a time). As I have said in my other reviews of this series, I am not invested in the earth magic of the orogenes and the whole silver thing was just a lot for me. It was unique and I can appreciate it, but definitely not something that held my interest. The character’s did though. I felt for everyone in the end. So much suffering and trauma with no happy ending, for anyone really. I enjoyed how it all came together. Several shockers. Good writing and wouldn’t mind reading more by NKJ, just not about earth magic.

shashashasha's review against another edition

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5.0

The good: Satisfying epic conclusion to this trilogy, explains the history, how the world came to be as it is in The Fifth Season, what did characters do and why they did it, really awesome writing of the bleakness of Season and what people must do to survive. It is grim and dark and still so full of grief (maybe more than before, if that’s possible). Great writing still, especially the relationships and unexpected ending to the mother-daughter key parts.

The bad: Wish there was more epilogue. I know, I know I can’t expect Tolkien-level Appendix but I really want to know what else happens! I know the author probably wanted to leave the rest to our imagination but I’m not ready to let go yet!

Recommended for fans of: planet/nature myth, found family

ailsaod's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad 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

4.0

notenchanted's review against another edition

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adventurous dark sad 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