Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | Book Review

Book Review



Book Title: Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Book Series:  Legacy of Orïsha #1
Reading Format: Audiobook
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 Thoughts on the Book

So, I finally decided to pick Children of Blood and Bone up. Ever since this novel came out, I have had my eye on it, and not because of its popularity, but because the novel just looked interesting and something I would truly enjoy. Flash forward to months after its release and I decided to give it a go.

For this specific novel and due to being busy most of the time since the weather is getting nicer and I spend most of my time away from my house, I thought it would be easier to listen to the audio book instead of carrying around the physical copy everywhere with me.

The audio book was amazing and I highly recommend anyone who is unsure about this novel and just pick it up as an audio book.

The narrator does an amazing job at bringing the story to life. I was beyond hooked every single time I listened to it.

All of the characters and the setting were well developed, I was quite surprised, to be honest, but nevertheless, I truly love this novel and I cannot wait for the sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, to come out later next year.


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xo, wendy

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