StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to remind me that it’s there and to show it to you in case you find it interesting, too.
The World We Make (The Great Cities #2)
by N.K. Jemisin
Expected publication: November 2022
From The StoryGraph:
Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts “a glorious fantasy” (Neil Gaiman) — a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City, in the final book of the Great Cities Duology.
Every great city has a soul. A human avatar that embodies their city’s heart and wields its magic. New York? She’s got six.
But all is not well in the city that never sleeps. Though Brooklyn, Manny, Bronca, Venezia, Padmini, and Neek have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading–and destroying the entire universe in the process–the mysterious capital “E” Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and “law and order” may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside. In order to defeat him, and the Enemy who holds his purse strings, the avatars will have to join together with the other Great Cities of the world in order to bring her down for good and protect their world from complete destruction.
I read the first book in this duology, The City We Became, earlier in the year, and I was hooked from the first chapter. I was thrilled to find out that N.K. Jemisin was set to publish a follow-up later this year, so I will definitely be seeking this out when it comes out in November.
4 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: The World We Make”
I might have to give this series a try one of these days though the premise of the first book didn’t really catch my attention. I still need to read her first series, and I really look forward to that one.
The Killing Moon is the only Jemisin book I haven’t loved so far, and I still thought it was solid. The City We Became brought up so many interesting topics and ideas, and blended in some eldritch horror themes that I found fascinating.
I didn‘t like The City We Became much, but I‘ll be looking for your review of the sequel… 😉
The City We Bacame is an odd sort of book, but it just worked perfectly for me. I will report back on the sequel!