Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

tcwb-coverFive New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.



At this point I think I’ll pretty much read anything Jemisin puts out, she’s just that great of a writer. This one looks especially good though and I’m really looking forward to it! I love stories that take a city and sort of make them a character and that looks like what Jemisin has done here so I’m excited for this one. The City We Became comes out March 26th, 2020 from Orbit.

17 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    This sounds good – I might try this, I’ve never caught up with her other series and have only read one book – which I really did enjoy, but once you get behind with things they start to feel insurmountable. This could be a whole new starting point
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I know what you mean. I made a point last year to read the two Broken Earth sequels–no regrets, they were great books. I still need to finish one of her other series I’ve started though… This one would be great for a fresh start, I think!

  2. ivysbooks says:

    I agree. This book looks really good! I have yet to read anything N. K. Jemisin but everything by her ends up on my TBR. I hope this is one I will read (and I just put in a request for the eARC – fingers crossed!).

      • ivysbooks says:

        Yeah this is definitely the year I’ll read something by her. My excitement about her books has grown a lot this last year but I don’t seem to act on it. Yet. Thanks!

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says:

    This is definitely on my watchlist! I kinda fell off her Broken Earth series, even though I was enjoying it…I think towards the end of the second book things got a bit too abstract and I never got around to picking up book 3. But her take on sci-fi could be interesting!

  4. Sarah says:

    Agreed- Jemisin is a genius! I am really curious about this because the short story it was based on felt so experimental – and I ultimately had mixed feelings about it. I want to love it though.

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