This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
FOr this week’s pick I have decided to go with a book I have been waiting a couple of years for. The first book in the series, The City We Became, was published in 2020, and I really enjoyed reading it. Well, two year later we are finally getting the sequel and I can’t wait.
The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin
Publication Date: November 3, 2022
Summary from Goodreads:
Every great city has a soul. A human avatar that embodies their city’s heart and wields its magic. New York? She’s got six.
But all is not well in the city that never sleeps. Though Brooklyn, Manny, Bronca, Venezia, Padmini, and Neek have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading–and destroying the entire universe in the process–the mysterious capital “E” Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and “law and order” may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside. In order to defeat him, and the Enemy who holds his purse strings, the avatars will have to join together with the other Great Cities of the world in order to bring her down for good and protect their world from complete destruction.
I haven’t decided yet if I am going to reread the first book before tackling this one. I will probably decide that when we get closer to the day it comes out. I remember some of the more important plot points and the characters, but not some of the finer details.
Is there a sequel or other book in a series that you have been waiting for that is coming out soon? Let me know in the comments!