The City We Became

The City We Became

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 26/03/2020
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The City We Became
Original & Unstoppable.
I don't think I've read anything like this book before. It hit the ground at a full speed sprint and didn't hold up for a second. This was my first time re... READ MORE
Jamie Lee at Trafford Centre
The City We Became
Dazzlingly intelligent Sci-Fi
I, to my utmost shame, am one of the few SFF fans who has not read Jemisin's universally adored, three time Hugo award winning 'Broken Earth' series. But a... READ MORE
Kate at Sutton


Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times 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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356512662
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 720g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 44 mm

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The City We Became
Cities have souls and New York has 5 of them. These five people are the embodiment of the 5 New York's boroughs: Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Sta... READ MORE
Bruna Oliveira
The City We Became
A truly urban fantasy for modern times
This is a wonderfully diverse, urban fantasy novel from the widely acknowledged master of SFF. It tells the story of New York or more specifically, the ava... READ MORE
Laura at Harrogate
The City We Became
Inventive and edgy - great world-building
A big-concept and even bigger hearted story of belonging that doesn't sugarcoat the evils of the real world. This imaginative story where five people bec... READ MORE
The City We Became
Amazing Concept
The idea of a city being embodied by five people with superhero-like abilities to protect itself is incredible. When I heard about this book, I couldn't wa... READ MORE
Liv Burrell
The City We Became
The City That Never Sleeps
The new novel from multi-award winning writer N K Jemisin is an urban fantasy where the City and his citizens are key. I really enjoyed the premise that... READ MORE
The City We Became
I read it in three sittings and couldn't stop thinking about it in between. Such an interesting concept, great characters - I'm someone who backs away from... READ MORE
Charlotte Moore