They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us.Now we rise.Zlie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zlies Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zlie without a mother and her people without hope.Now Zlie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zlie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.Danger lurks in Orsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zlie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy....
|Title||:||Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||525 pages|
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) Reviews
Mixed feelings, this one.
While it's a good book (for most YA fans), I found it far too typical, too clichéd, too predictable.
The book has spawned a lot of awesome reviews. For a debut novel, Tomi Adeyemi has actually done quite well. The writing style is especially good. But then, most of the good reviews garnered by this book are from Americans and Europeans, not Africans (especially Nigerians). She has the right idea, blending Yoruba mythology with regular YA. It's a great idea, but I must s ...more
All you need to know from this review is....
Read the book.
3.75 stars ⭐
“On Earth, Sky Mother creates humans, her children of blood and bone.”
This had such a strong start! A world where magic no longer exists, and anyone with heritage relating to those who wielded magic (magi) were beaten, and treated awfully by the nobles. Usually given away by their bold white hair.
Zelie is one such girl, living with her Baba and brother Tzain after their mother was taken and killed during ‘the raid’ the time magic was taken away for good.
When in the marketplace s ...more
"We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue."
*Insert standing ovation here.
Wow. This was incredible! I'm always cautious going into a hyped book because you never know what you're going to get. I've arrived at the point in my reading experience where I'm feeling a bit "been there, done that" with YA fantasy. Not to say I don't enjoy it, but up until now, it's been a hot minute since I've found a truly unique setting and cast that's blown me away. I'm a white ...more
”With the right blow I could knock him off his feet; with the right thrust I could crush his throat.”
I’m speechless 😶! This book was everything that I was hoping for and more.
The writing is brilliant and beautiful, the story is magnificent, the magic is so unique and the characters are THE BEST PART OF THE BOOK.
At the same time, they are very alike, they are very different. All of them have different reasons to fight but they are fighting for the same thing, PEACE.
All of the characters at the ...more
THIS WAS AMAZING!! And it was a debut?? No way! Lots of elements that I think will appeal to many fantasy readers, but a world and characters that are totally their own. Action packed and great pacing.
Audiobook review - I would definitely recommend the audio. The narrator gives a lively performance, which brought the story to life. There are 3 narrators, and the voices weren't as distinct as I'd like, so when I'd pick up in the middle of a chapter it would sometimes take me a minute to realize w ...more
THE HYPE IS REAL!
I always prefer to decide for myself if the new overhyped YA book is worth it... and I'm happy to say that this new Fantasy book totally was!
I loved the magic system, the world, the characters and cannot wait for the next book!
My only complain is with the romance. I hate romance. I hate how everyone needs to be paired up especially in YA and how cheesy it is. I kinda wish this series was adult instead but if you're looking for a book you'll fly through I totally recommend this o ...more
I want to join Zélie and Amari’s squad badly.
When you’re a university student, it’s very hard to finish a 500-page book in less than two days and not be five assignments behind, especially this close to the end of the semester.
But here we are, with me still alive and breathing and on track, as impossible as this may seem. I have to thank the author for making this a fast-paced story that does not include a guessing game in every new chapter – otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to read this one ...more