‘The City We Became’ by N.K. Jemsin



“This city will eat you alive, you know, if you let it. Don’t.”

Can we just? This book is so unique. The boroughs, the bullsh*t, everything!!

I had seen some 1 star reviews on Twitter so was a bit worried going in to my first ever NKJ book. But yoooooo, this book.

She deserves all the props, this world was built intricately. You could legit hear how much NKJ loves and hates New York. I was rooting for everyone, literally everyone.

Veneza was my favourite character, she’s who I imagine myself being in the presence of superheroes. I… can’t begin to describe the one chapter with ‘H’ which shocked tf out of me. I had to literally gasp out loud like sis… WHERE THEY DO THAT AT?!

I can’t give any more than that, but just know this book was amazing.

-1 star because the writing felt disjointed, personalities began to blur into one. If that was intentional then this is an amazing book and even better than I thought. 


Actually, now I’m writing this, this could be the point. Do the personalities become one person, New York?! OMG!

You can buy my version here:



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Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

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