#BookReview: Binti: The Night Masquerade

“This is the year when ingenuity stands high on  the list.”

Let me start by summarizing: The Binti series is amazing! You should really go out and read it.

I absolutely loved the first book, Binti. You can read my five-star review on Goodreads here.

The conclusion to the series, Binti: The Night Masquerade, also didn’t disappoint. Okorafor wraps everything up with ease. You want more details?

Binti: The Night Masquerade

binti: night masquerade

5 stars

Genre: Science fiction

Pros:

  • A diverse protagonist with an affinity for math to really root for
  • Exciting interstellar world-building and customs
  • Honest examination of identity, along with the values of family, friendship, and home

Cons:

  • None (unless you’re not into SF; would also recommend reading the books in order)

The whole Binti series is absolutely amazing. I really find the world-building fascinating. Of course, having the vast expanses of space to explore provides a lot of material to create fascinating creatures. I love how the idea of different cultures and preconceived prejudices gets challenged in all of the books.

The concluding book wraps up all that comes before it through interesting twists. I also like how Okorafor doesn’t make it easy for Binti to succeed. After all, she is a young girl with a heavy responsibility of mediation. I also appreciated how the ending wasn’t very predictable.

A unique read that bridges the wonderment of future and space, while helping us dig deep into our own beliefs and ideas in the contemporary world. Excellent!

Find more of my book ratings and reviews here.

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