Review by Jessica Peterson White
Every city has a soul, but what if the city’s soul had a body? What if you woke up on a subway platform one afternoon and discovered that you were Manhattan, and that the old soul of your beloved city was at war with a malevolent, Lovecraftian force, determined to destroy everything but fear and greed? Our advice: track down Brooklyn and Queens, and form an unstoppable alliance. N. K. Jemisin is widely agreed to be one of the best fantasy writers of her day, and The City We Became is her latest delight. With the pacing and thrills of a superhero movie and a beautiful, nearly real world worthy of the best speculative fiction, this is the ultimate summer vacation read for anyone looking for a wild but thought-provoking ride.