I finished Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor. It is one of the first things I’ve read in a while that I wished was longer (e.g. didn’t want to end). I’m excited to read the rest of the series.
The book’s narrative was lucid and tightly structured. It felt more like a short story than it did like a novel. I was struck by the descriptions of the scenery throughout the book. Scent was an important part of the world-building and helped to flesh out a richly conceived setting.