Genre: Science Fiction
Publication Date: 2017
From the publisher:
It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.
And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.
But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.
After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?
This is the second in a trilogy of novellas. The story is a fascinating blend of science fiction and coming of age story.
This one takes place a year after the first one in which a young girl form what is presently Namibia becomes the first of her people to go to a University across the galaxy. That was a life changing experience for Binti in ways you can’t imagine and I won’t tell you because I’m not giving away what happens in the first book. .
This one feels very much like the middle part of the story. Binti returns home She’s suffering from PTSD. She doesn’t feel like she fits anywhere and the alien friend she’s brought with her isn’t going to help the situation at all.
I’m glad I was already on the library waiting list for the final book in the series because this one ended on a cliffhanger.
If you’re looking for short but interesting books for your next readathon you should pick up this series