The City We Became by NK Jemisin

Green Hills

New York City is about to be born - not because its new but because it has reached that time in its lifecycle where it is about to emerge as a fully aware multi-dimensional being. And to do so, it is going to need the help of those that call it home, namely the avatars of its boroughs as its birth is not going to be an easy one. This wonderfully different novel brings all the diversity and quirk that is pretty much a hallmark of N K Jemisin's works. Her characters are beautifully drawn and multi-facetted and never cliches. Her imagination is boundless and her inspirations for both plot and characters are beautifully layered. This is a fascinating series that has me waiting impatiently for the next titles in the series. - Josh