Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on March 6, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Diverse
2018 challenge: N/A
I would give this book 5 for a review.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were 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 an enemy.
My Brief Thoughts:
I really loved this fantasy novel. I was super invested in all the POV characters. I thought this magic system was very well done as well. I loved the diversity of this cast and the characters. This book is def on the longer side, but I really read it so fast. It was super compelling read with some many themes and troops used. I def adored both female POV and thought it handled the magic plot super well. It was a heartbreaking reads at points but I really liked, need book 2
My Extended Thoughts!!
Characters: I really was invested in all the characters in this story. I love the diversity of the characters we met and really enjoyed all of them. My favorites def. changed throughout the novel. I still think my favorite is the princes but I really enjoyed them all!
World Building: I thought this world building was super complex and well crafted. I really loved how this magic system was developed and felt this world building was super diverse.
Pace: I felt that the short chapters made the massive book a easy book to digest. I really enjoyed this pace of the novel.
Second book! I def will be reading book 2!!