Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Series: Legacy of Orïsha #1 | Published: March 6th 2018 by Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 537 | Format: Ebook
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: read from March 6 to March 9, 2018
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I try not to think of her. But when I do, I think of rice. When mama was around, the hut always smelled of jollof rice.”


And straight to the fave-list it goes...

• Rich in plot, characters, and world building.
• Immensely interesting world and magic system (although a tiny bit confusing with the Maji-language)
• Extremely hard to put down. And add to that: also very great and consistent pace.
• Beautiful writing, and not at all too onate/adorned as writing can appear sometimes. I don't like writing that is too embellished in that "overambitious", advanced way, if you know what I mean. In my opinion Children of Blood and Bone was nothing like that.
• Crazy good adventure and travel mates. I loved the characters acting together. It was perfect.
• It ended with a cliffhanger. I don't know what to think about that. It was a lot going on.
• Awesome side characters/side kicks. I love them all.
• I just loved the atmospheric, happy, feel of this novel. It was a very vivid, beautiful world, and it was also super easy to imagine the characters in action. Loved it.
• This story has a lot more to it, and I believe the next book will be insanely good as well. The next novel could seriously take off in any direction possible.

RECOMMEND, RECOMMEND!

What is it about?

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

Have you read this book? What did you think? :)

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