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Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor #BookReview

The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.

Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don’t miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.

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Title: Binti The Night Masquerade| Author: Nneid Okorafor | Publisher: Tor | Pub. Date: 16 July 2018 | Pages: 202 | ASIN: B06WPBWQMM | Genre: Science Fiction | Language: English | Starred Review: Yes | Source: Self purchased

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Binti: The Night Masquerade

This is the incredible conclusion to one of the best science fiction trilogies. The first book Binti received a five star review as well as the second book Binti: Home. It’s no surprise that the final installment reaches those same standards. The book starts in the middle of chaos. Binti hurries home to try and prevent further destruction. Her gifts are put to the test as the fate of her people lie on her shoulders.

Binti is a brilliant character, and I strongly recommend reading the entire trilogy to experience her dynamic journey. Her use of numbers and symbols connect her to the universe in a unique way that allows her to create harmony among rivals. We’ve seen her abilities put to the test in the previous novels, but this is the final showdown. Everything Binti loves is on the line.

The tension creates a fast-paced read filled with elegant prose. It’s a story of grief, loss and sacrifice, but the greatest theme throughout the entire trilogy is love. Binti’s love for humanity and her faith in righteousness carry this novel to a tear filled ending. It’s the perfect ending to the story of one girl’s journey through the universe.

Whenever someone asks for a science fiction recommendation, the Binti trilogy is my first pick. There are so many nuggets of wisdom that transcend generations and uncover universal truths. I wish this book were required reading in high school or even middle school.

I learned there is a Binti Trilogy series in development for Hulu, and I hope the TV adaptation does the books justice because Binti needs to be shared with the masses. Please check out these books. You won’t be disappointed.

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