Friday, May 17, 2019

The Friday 56 (154) & Book Beginnings: Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


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Synopsis from Goodreads...
It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she abandoned her family in the dawn of a new day. And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders. But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace. After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?


Beginning: ""Five, five, five, five, five, five," I whispered. I was already treeing, numbers whipping around me like grains of sand in a sandstorm, and now I felt a deep click as something yielded in my mind."

56: ""Thank you, Alhaji," I said, politely, straining to control my quivering voice."


Comments: I liked Binti: Home more than I did the first book in the trilogy. The ending was kind of a cliffhanger, and I'm excited to read the final book in the series: The Night Masquerade. What are you reading this week?

16 comments:

  1. I was sort of on the fence about Binti, but reading your thoughts on this one I might give it another try. 😊
    My Friday Spotlight this week.

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    1. I agree. The Binti trilogy has some of the best illustrated book covers I've ever seen. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Sounds different, which can often be a good thing. :-) Happy Victoria Day weekend!

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    1. I know what you mean. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. This series is on my wishlist. It sounds great. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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    1. It's something that characters do in the trilogy. The quote is kind of vague about it, but it makes sense in the context of the story. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I still haven't read the first one, but these covers are just so beautiful.

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  7. I was take by the verb "treeing" as well. And the cover is amazing.
    I recently read one of a trilogy that left the ending hanging for the next book. Although i understood why the author did it, it wasn't altogether satisfying.

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  8. Ooh, I can't wait to read this!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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