I can imagine how this novel was pitched. It's like Harry Potter meets Hunger Games with a side of Mean Girls. That idea must sound awesome to some people; but, it was fairly bland.
What sets this series apart from other works of fantasy are the larger themes Jemisin explores.
Jemisin wows in this wonderful follow-up novel.
In The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin creates a unique world where instability and ruin seem to be the only constant.
A fantasy series full of gods, demons, mortals and the unexpected.