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My Favourite Reads of 2022

The covers of A Memory Called Empire, Nona the Ninth, Jade City, and A Master of Djinn piled up diagonally

I dove headlong into a couple of new releases in 2022, but the bulk of my reading consisted of books published these past few years. I’ve listed my favourite entries below in no particular order. You might notice they all…

World-building in Jade City

Jade City, by Fonda Lee

The world of the Green Bone Saga is not that different from our own. Its mid-twentieth-century technology needs little explanation, though it does have a speculative element: a special type of jade that gives people superpowers, effectively turning them into…

The Golden Enclaves Is a Triumph

Part of the cover for The Golden Enclaves, a novel by Naomi Novik, which features an open gate and creepy floating eyes.

The Golden Enclaves is a shining example of how a series should end. Indeed, the conclusion to the Scholomance trilogy ties most of its strands in a satisfying bow. Mind you, a story doesn’t need all of its loose ends…