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...
  • karen
    fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #17: A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female authorno extry points this to come
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Holly
    Eh? This book has two sides to it. On one hand, there's deaths! There's a battle! There's an explanation finally behind the mysterious edan! On the other hand, (major spoilers!) (view spoiler)[ everyone who is thought dead magically is in fact not dead! There is no definitive reason given behind who started the battle in the first place or how/if it ended! The edan was just a device planted solely to get Binti to give some super smart alien being...
  • 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...
  • David Schaafsma
    “I am Binti Ekeopara Zuzu Dambu Kaipka Meduse Enyi Zinariya Osemba, master harmonizer”--BintiThe title of this, the third and final volume of the Afro-futurist science fiction trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor, refers to a specter of change that appears to significant people at times of great crisis.At one point Okorafor glibly summarized the book: "African girl leaves home. African girl returns home. African girl becomes home."Binti is a Master Harm...
  • 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...
  • Lata
    3.5 stars.
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Yes, this was a good conclusion.
  • Erica
    4.5 stars for this title, 5 stars for the trilogy.I am so glad I waited to read this until it was a complete set. The audiobook is narrated beautifully, by the way.I had some concerns that were never addressed, such as the Meduse stabbing Binti in the back(of the neck) without her consent which caused a physical change in her that she never agreed to. It was too similar to rape but was never portrayed as such and that bothered me.At the same time...
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! I was mesmerized by books one and two of the Binti series and was happy to finally get me hands on the third and last book. If ye haven’t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post and go read me review of that one. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .This novella was another stunning read in the series. In this installment, Binti is yet again fighting t...
  • Ferdy
    This one was hard to get through. There was too much of Binti being hysterical, whiny, and unsure of herself, which I suppose was understandable considering everything going on with her, but it was exhausting and irritating to read about. Also, there were way too many things happening to her, there was the edan, the zinariya, the okukuo, her treeing, as well as the new fish thing at the end - it was one chaotic thing after another, it was quite r...
  • Justine
    3.5 stars While I didn't like this one quite as much as the previous two, it was still very good, and packed a real emotional punch in parts. I just generally love Okorafor's flowing and visual prose; her complex characters; and her imaginative worldbuilding.Robin Miles does such an excellent job with the narration of the audio and is a joy to listen to.
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Connor
    [3.5 Stars] I really enjoyed the ending to this series. This installment was a little all over the place, so the second one ended up being my favorite. I understand why people love this so much though!
  • 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.Relectura 25/06/2018. He vuelto a llorar.
  • 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 ...
  • Tudor Vlad
    4.5, really.
  • 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!
  • Ceillie Simkiss
    A good ending to a stunning series. You can read my full review here!
  • Keisha
    4.5 starsA remarkable blend of Africa culture and SF. I was satisfied with the ending but I want to more stories about Binti.
  • Cori Reed
    4.5 StarsLOVE this trilogy!
  • Ana
    Read Harder Challenge 2018#17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author---“I left because I wanted more,” I said. “I was not leaving my family, my people, or my culture. I wanted to add to it all.”