Well, y’all, this is my final Summer Read – a few months late, but I didn’t start till the end of July. So there.
(As per most of my series reviews, I’ll keep this short and vague, so as to be as spoiler-free as possible. If you’d all just got read The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate like you should, I wouldn’t have to do this..)
The Stone Sky doesn’t answer every question that The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate raised. Oh, sure, it answers some of them. But in N.K Jemisin’s mastery, she left us wondering about so many things (in the best way).
The Stone Sky doesn’t bring redemption to every travesty in the pages of the previous two books. How could it?
The Stone Sky does give absolutely captivating background on certain characters and events – particularly one character with whom I’ve become a bit obsessed. I love them even more now. It deepens the world and the plot, complicating some things and making others so much clearer.
The Stone Sky made me ugly cry. I know, I know – many books have done so. But there were so many moments of absolute heartbreak. Bof.
The Stone Sky continues pushing the envelope and asking hard questions just like its two predecessors. Goodness. I wasn’t sure how Jemisin could keep going and keep pushing and keep challenging. But she did.
Friends, The Stone Sky by N.K Jemisin is phenomenal. Seriously, I can’t find another word for it. This is a beautiful conclusion to a mind-blowing and heart-wrenching series. So good and so worth the hours you;ll spend not sleeping because you can’t put it down. For real.
Go find a copy of The Fifth Season and get started.