NAME: Children of Blood and Bone
AUTHOR: Tomi Adeyeni
GENRE: Fantasy, YA
MY RATING: 5/5
BLURB: 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.
MY REVIEW: It has been so long since I read Fantasy and I think that’s partly why I loved this book EXTRA. I did not even know about such a book and I was quite clueless when it came to me in the mail. I received an uncorrected proof copy from Panmacmillan India (THANK YOU SO MUCH) and I devoured this book. It was exciting, enchanting, magical and mystical. I missed reading Fantasy si much.
This book, the world of Orisha, the protagonists, all of it was AMAZING. I fell in love with the world of Orisha and the plot of this book. Magic, power, atrocities, freedom the entire concept of this book was super unique, extremely FANTASY related and Ah, it was VERY WELL WRITTEN. There were different point of views of three different characters and it gave th book a really nice touch! This book taught me so much. The journey the protagonists travel, the rush of adrenaline while reading the book and the possibility of hope that Zelie will bring magic back and the possibility of her failing. THIS BOOK WAS GENIUS. And I feel that MAGIC was the strongest element of this book which is quite rare in other fantasy novels and the author described and used this element and created a whole new world!
Written in a way that gets the readers’ attention and keeps you hooked. A book like none other and a series that is SO PROMISING. Tomi Adeyemi has done a fabulous job with this beautiful book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series! I CANNOT WAIT. I really want to talk about the ending, it was GOOD. It was astonishing!
On the whole, this book was MAGNIFICENT and I would urge each and every one of you to go ahead and this profound book!