N. K. Jemisin: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Hardcover, 2010, Orbit) 4 stars

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under …

Review of 'The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

HAHAH this took me like 18 months to read and then i finished abt 2/3rds of it in 24 hours. p funny. anyway

3/5 which, on goodreads, means "i liked it" (which i did and do)
- interesting romance, decent smut
- nuanced discussions of colonialism, slavery, racism, etc, done in interesting ways
- jemisin's prose is, as ever, interesting and cool
- the worldbuilding was like.... mid. super mid. i found the names and people super confusing
- VERY young adult in tone. like, young adult with a side of p*rn, i guess
- so much stuff about like "Later I Would Understand" "In The Future" blah blah. also the ending was somewhat predictable, but in a kinda fun way