The Broken Kingdoms
by N.K. Jemisin
Ten years after the end of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Oree Shoth, a blind artist who can only see magic, takes in a stranger. When someone begins murdering godlings in the city, Oree sets out to find out who the stranger living in her house really is and who is behind the murders.
I liked this even more than the first book. With most of the world building and mythology already laid out, there was more focus on what was immediately happening in the story. It felt a bit more personal. Not quite as big. But still kind of big. The way scenes were described was interesting. The story is told from Oree’s perspective and, since Oree can only see magic, most of her world is experienced through her other senses. The way people sound and the feeling of a place is described rather than just the visual. Definitely planning on reading the third book.