Wednesday, November 10, 2010
By N.K. Jemisin
Summary (from Goodreads)
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.
With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
Dislikes: The only thing I really did not like in this book were the breaks in the story when Yeine seems to be talking to herself. This got better as the book went on and made more sense, but during the beginning half of the book it just seemed to come out of nowhere.
Likes: I enjoyed both the characters and the world that was created by the author. The story flowed from the beginning right until the end. The struggle between Yeine and Scimina (Relad never really seemed to be a part, even though he was an heir as well) throughout the book right up to the end were some of my favorite scenes. I also liked how you were never sure who the real villains were in this book, there were some obvious ones from the start and some that caught you by surprise at the end.
Overall: I loved this book. From the moment I started reading I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to get my hands on the second book in this series.