The Biannual Bibliothon challenge for day 2 is a book review, hosted by Kassie. Since the only reviews I have on this blog so far are for books I didn’t like or thought were only okay, I decided I would write a review on a book I absolutely loved, or more specifically, 2 books: The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, the first of the Broken Earth trilogy.
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the way the world ends…for the last time.
A season of endings has begun.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.