The Night Masquerade (Binti, #3) by Nnedi Okorafor

The Night Masquerade (Binti, #3)

The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor's Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.Far from her village when the conflicts start, ...

Details The Night Masquerade (Binti, #3)

TitleThe Night Masquerade (Binti, #3)
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Novella

Reviews The Night Masquerade (Binti, #3)

  • Nnedi
    Oh, you'll see. ;-)
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    4.5 stars! I need moreeeeee!!!
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    this series is so aggressively Not For Me it literally needs a sign saying “everything critically great about sff that Elise does not like in sff all in one book” because that is what this isLet’s just admit this one is my fault. I knew this wasn’t going to be a book for me. I knew, going in, that both Binti and Binti:Home were extremely well-written and yet absolutely nothing I enjoy reading. I should not have read this, I should have st...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I would not read this without reading the previous Binti books, Binti and Home. So much of the detail in this story comes from the world-building in the first two, and reading the third is a much richer experience with that knowledge under your belt. That said, this is an interesting exploration of a different type of conflict with species who can hardly communicate. Binti has a role to play although it is one she does not even understand entirel...
  • Lindsay
    At the end of Home, Binti had connected with her father's people, the Enyi Zinariya but while with them received news that both her family and her friend Okwu were under attack by the Khoush, another human tribe. We pick up with Binti and Mwinyi heading back to Osemba and fearing the worst. The peace between the Meduse (Okwu's people, giant floating blue jellyfish) and the Khoush appears to be shattered and they will need a master harmonizer to r...
  • Robyn
    Things I love about the Binti series that are fully brought home in this satisfying conclusion:1) The creation of a future that is genuinely DIFFERENT. Not just medieval Spain but in space! Or contemporary geopolitics, but in space! Or aliens, but with our exact same Western social structure. I get confused, I have to reread, because things are WEIRD in the world of Binti. Wonderfully so. (And yes, of course there are recognisable aspects of curr...
  • Hollis
    So, I'll admit this isn't my kind of sci-fi. I went into BINTI with high hopes because of all the hype and praise and came out confused and definitely on the wrong side of the fandom. That being said, though, I enjoyed HOME a lot more and was very keen to see where things would go for Binti and these characters for the final chapter of her story. Aaaand it was everything the first book was but worse. I absolutely did not enjoy this. I felt the wr...
  • Lata
    3.5 stars.
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Yes, this was a good conclusion.
  • Mitticus
    3.7Previously: While Binti was at her father's people , the desert people, barely grasping the new knowledge delivered to her , she feel something very bad happening at the Rook , the family home. So we deal with a overwhelmed girl, between bouts of flashbacks from the original travel to the Uni and the deaths, anxious for getting home with her family, and assaulted for all a new kind of ...language? ...mental perception? A bad trip among desert ...
  • Swiffer
    Binti: The Night Masquerade I enjoyed the Nebula and Hugo award-winning Binti very much, and thought the sequel, Binti: Home, was even better. There were many reasons to look forward to the conclusion of this trilogy: we were left with an exciting cliffhanger, some new revelations about the nature of Binti’s past, plenty of forward momentum on some of the bigger mysteries left to tell, and strong developments in Binti’s maturity and self-real...
  • Carla Estruch
    ¿Por qué no se le pueden poner más estrellas?He reído, llorado y gritado con este libro. Un grandísimo final para una trilogía que tantas cosas buenas me ha traído...Ojalá la historia de Binti no acabe aquí.
  • Cheryl DeFranceschi
    All the stars! Binti was so many things! You cannot help but love this brave and resilient girl. What a wonderful world-building, positive and radiant read. Loved loved loved it. You all have a great treat coming your way.Thank you to and Edelweiss for the Arc in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, I loved it!
  • Manisha
    Actual review: 3.5“The way people on Oomza Uni were so diverse and everyone handled that as if it were normal continued to surprise me. It was so unlike Earth, where wars were fought over and because of differences and most couldn't relate to anyone unless they were similar.” ♥ THE LESSON, THE MESSAGEThe absolute best thing about this book (and this series) is the message of inclusion and acceptance. Regardless of race, religion, culture an...
  • Ceillie
    A good ending to a stunning series. You can read my full review here!
  • Liz
    I was very pleasantly surprised when I read Binti, adored Binti: Home and was somewhere between moderately satisfied and ecstatic while reading The Night Masquerade. The writing and the world-building are superb, as usual. While this trilogy is not very long, as a reader I had no issues invisioning Binti's universe in it's unique, mind-blowing glory because it is concise and provides details were it actually matters. I loved all the different spe...
  • Matthew Quann
    Ten FINAL things to enjoy in The Night Masquerade, the final instalment in the novella trilogy that started with Binti and Home1) A story that takes off from Home's cliffhanger and doesn't let up!2) Some really awesome development of the compelling alien cultures introduced in the first two novellas with some funky new additions! 3) Outstanding creativity and world-building.4) Shocking and trope bending twists in story structure.5) The diplomacy ...
  • Jen
    2.5Not as enjoyable as the first two books which I found surprisingly inspiring.I was so lost when I started this book (which picks up right where the second book ended) that I had to go back to the last book and re-read the last chapter.From there I was pretty much disgruntled. I will say that for such a short book I did love how many twists and turns it featured to progress both the story and the main character Binti.Some aspects were a little ...
  • Gillian
    I started the Binti series just a few weeks ago after having it sit on my digital bookshelf for a few months. Once I picked up Binti, I immediately moved on to Binti: Home. After finishing that book the same day, I went to Net Galley to see if the third and final installment was available. Lo and behold, I requested The Night Masquerade and received it just after the new year. The Night Masquerade was a superb ending to a riveting and often heart...
  • Sudeep Tirupati
    A very fine conclusion to these trilogy of novellas. Good sci-fi, but not very hard and can be easily approached by all readers. A must read for sci-fi fans that also deals with racism and xenophobia. Now, it is complete I want to read more by this author and she seems to have some really good stories to offer.
  • Chris
    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I don't understand fully how the series could have ended any other way. On the other hand, I was somewhat disappointed. Okorafor's prose is beautiful, and there are some very brave narrative choices. But there were some loose threads.Which isn't that surprising because the Binti series is more about communcation and learning from each other than anything else. In this, the book succeeds (though there...
  • Marta
    Binti is a joyous celebration of creative imagination. A fun, magical ending to the series, in which Binti becomes a harmonizer in many ways. Loved it!
  • Tudor Vlad
    4.5, really.
  • Wiebke (1book1review)
    This was so much better balanced than the second book again. I felt sucked into the story and events and saw Binti grow.
  • Stas
    WHY.This was like watching a particularly bewildering train-wreck.Remember Binti having a brain and learning to accept all the those changes? Well, she's lost those in that liminal space between two stories. Who needs a brain when they are special? Definitely not her. Heaven forbid she look ahead of her to the future! Binti is so... That's not even naivety, more like wilful disregard. "Things will be fine if I ignore them and pretend they don't e...
  • Leah Rachel
    There aren’t many words that I can use to describe how good The Night Masquerade is, and if there were any words I could use, they would probably spoil it. So here’s what I can say.I can say that the conclusion to the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning series more than does the first two volumes justice. It in fact blows all of the science fiction novels I have read out of the water entirely, evoking Bradbury, Le Guin, and Butler while at once bei...
  • Ron
    “Couldn’t you be broken and still bring change?” Don’t read the reviews (including this one), read this novella. Forget your categories of science fiction versus fantasy or your advocacy goals. Read and enjoy. Good story, good storytelling, good writing. “A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.”Expect to see this novella nominated for awards, but don’t let that dissuade you from reading it.“It is what it is and we know you do w...
  • Marzie
    In the action-filled conclusion of the Binti trilogy, Binti finds new sides of herself, interacts with a Night Masquerade, who is a friend, and she is fortunate, multiple times, to have escaped terrible losses. She is haunted by the trauma of past events and experiences new trauma that triggers old trauma. But Binti, being Binti, manages to overcome all of it. Okorafor has given us another colorful entry in the series, with her trademark imaginat...