Zlie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelies 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 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 powersand her growing feelings for the 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
This is Overhyped
DNF AT 50%
What a gigantic disappointment. I bought this thinking the hype might be true. It has diversity and everyone on Goodreads made this out to be the best debut fantasy book in the history of all books. I’ll admit, I bought into it.
What ensued was character pov’s that sounded the same as each other. If I hadn’t looked at the character name at the top of each chapter it could have been any one of the three characters in the story. Nothing set them apart.
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
AHHHHH. I have so many thoughts and am so confused by the ending and also never really got over my annoyance with Inan but STILL AHHHHHH
Gah! I was just talking about how I hoped I get my poster for the book and it came and it's freaking awesome! ♥
I loved this book so much! ❤
This book is everything and I have a new favorite author =)
I try not to think of her....more
But when I do, I think of rice.
When Mama was around, the hut always smelled of jollof rice.
I think about the way her dark skin glowed like the summer sun, the way her smile made Baba come alive. The way her white hair fuzzed and coiled, an untamed crown that breathed and
"No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans."
THIS. BOOK. Is it too early to pick this as a favorite of 2018!? 👀 So much happened in just the first 100 pages.
Full review to come!
In the meantime - THIS WAS AMAZING. Each of the characters goes on their own intriguing journeys throughout the story, and I enjoyed going along for the ride so much. The setting, magic, and characters were so vibrant and full of life.
I need the sequel, and I don't know what to do without it D:
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
“No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.”
4 1/2 stars. Wow, I have had quite a week. I started Children of Blood and Bone last Thursday as I was going into labour (because, why not?). Normally, I would devour a book like this in a day or two, but those of you with kids will know that's just not going to happen with a newborn.
Instead, this book rode with me through the hospital stay, sleepless nights, and postpartum weepies. It kept my eyes open on those long, long nights. ...more
Just one word: AMAZING! This was definitely one of the best debut novels I’ve read in a very long time. I loved the plot, the characters and the world Tomi Adeyemi has created. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!