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Children of Blood and Bone ( Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi , #14 book review

Publication date: 6 March 2018

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.

How do I even begin… Let’s start with the ending! OMG, that cliffhanger! I didn’t expect it to end on that note!

Secondly, this story was inspired by the shooting of unarmed black people. The seriousness of this tragedy can’t be put into words. So, Tomi Adeyemi put it into books, into thousand of words flowing with pain and light, brightness and darkness, black and white. Children of Blood and Bone is a story set in a fantasy world with a world building carefully shaped in the hands of a Goddess, aka Tomi Adeyemi.

“We are all Children of Blood and Bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue.”

The book deals with a world in which is similar to ours in the terms of Black and White, You and I, We and They. However, it is empowered with really badass magic and action. From the moment I read the book, I knew that the characters will be smol babies that need a cup of tea and lots of cakes to chill and f*ck out. They keep running from one place to another, it is an adventure, a tale after another. I just want them to sit down, have some chill time and maybe get in a few hours of sleep like a sloth. Maybe in the next book?

Though with the way things are progressing, I think that sleep + nap will have to wait until they are done kicking some asses. I would recommend this book to people who want to try out fantasy, it is a book worth picking up❤️

By elysianbooksish

The Bookish Faerie who loves to read and write, and bake too

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