Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.
Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.
Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all. (via Goodreads)
I received an eARC of The Night Masquerade from Tor.com, the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This book picks up immediately after the cliffhanger that was the ending of Binti: Home, and throws you right back into the action and the heartbreak that Binti is going through. I highly recommend rereading before you open this one up, because you might otherwise find yourself confused. However, you will never find yourself disappointed.
Yet again, I found myself absolutely sucked into this world, feeling every single one of Binti’s emotions as if they were my own. This story grabbed me by the throat and never let me go.
Nnedi Okorafor does an amazing job of combining the wonders of space with the wonders that are right here on Earth. This was another five star read for me. You can pick up a copy on Amazon or Indiebound!
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