Cover of Binti.


author: Nnedi Okorafor (2015)
series: Binti #1
date read: 2018-06-07
pages: 96
lists: scifi , ya
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

I liked Binti a lot more than Akata Witch, which I enjoyed very much. Binti was impressive and creative scifi, and the tha fast pace (du to the <100 pages) was refreshing and very well executed. Binti is a wonderful protagonist, and the culture and belief system sketched out in the book made me hungry for more. (Also: living ships?! Living ships!)

At the same time, no matter how enjoyable this book was, I feel that it fails to address consequences to actions properly – like the plot was laid out and will be followed regardless of second thoughts, or petty things like consequences for mass murder. This might have been alleviated by writing a bit more, so that more context is given, idk.

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