The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin While the plot overall was good, the writing was very stale. There were a ton of cliches that came up, those including the dangerous (and for a time rapey) dark haired bad boy, the shining bright god of justice, and the ojou-sama (a cliche from Japanese media).

I also didn't like that all the important women were fridged and the only other woman of importance beside the main character was the evil, conniving rich woman character (the ojou-sama). That was a major disappointment.

Overall there is very little character development and what you DO learn is given by way of info dumps, even the ending was one big info dump. It would have been nice to have the mystery be solved over time.

Overall the plot isn't bad, however the execution is pretty stale.