Wednesday Words: Final Look Into The Fifth Season

Happy Hump Day!

I have about 80 pages left in N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, and what a ride it has been! For a second, I thought to myself, "I can't wait to buy this," somehow thinking it was a library book. I definitely bought this book. Anyway, it's dark and twisty, and I love it. I can't wait to read more of her books. She's awesome!

So, now that I've nearly finished the book, let me use to share a few lines from page 354. Hey, I was just there. A very poignant and currently relevant conversation happened, so here is a little of it.

She comes into the house and leans against the wall next to the door, crossing her arms and her ankles. "We aren't human."

 "Yes. We. Are." His voice turns fierce. "I don't give a shit what the something-somethingth council of big important farts decreed, or how the geomests classify things, or any of that. That we're not human is just the lie they tell themselves so they don't have to feel bad about how they treat us--"

I am so close to the end and have yet to figure out how it ends...for the last time. I'll most likely tweet about it, and a Goodreads review is coming soon!

What have you read these past few weeks?


Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm reading an arc for Amy M. titled Ballad of the Beanstalk. I'm really liking it so far. Glad you enjoyed this book Deb and the conversation you shared sounds very deep and interesting.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's an intriguing sample!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

That sounds interesting! Is it a retelling or something totally not? I've been watching Mickey and the Beanstalk, so my mind instantly goes to giants in the sky lol.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

This book is amazing.