I ended up reading this weekend. I finished a book I’ve needed to read for several months (more on that one later, closer to its release), and then I wanted something fast-paced and gory, but couldn’t find anything that sounded perfect, so I ended up opening a fantasy novel I’ve had sitting around for a little while (thanks to Ana’s review at the Book Smugglers): THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS by N.K. Jemisin.
And I didn’t put it down again. I even did the reading-while-stirring-the-pot thing over the stove while making dinner. I’m not good at reviewing, and Ana’s review pretty much says everything I would. The non-linear storytelling frame Jemisin uses is just … amazing. Within a few short sentences, she sucked me in. And now, having reached the end, I want to go back and read it again with everything that happened in the course of the story in mind, because I have a feeling it will be like reading it for the first time all over again, peeling back a thick layer of the story that I hadn’t seen before.
Seriously, just a great book.