Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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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.

What I thought
Children of Blood an Bone is the first book in a young adult fantasy series.  Zeilie, a diviner has seen magic torn away from her land and her mother murdered. Zelie is on a mission to bring magic back.

I really really wanted to like this book.  The first half of the book was a bit slow. Don’t get me wrong things were happening but the story just couldn’t keep my interest.  I kept putting the book down and had no want to pick it back up.  But I pushed through and made it to the second half around 300 pages it picked up but still, I kept losing interest.

I like the writing style so I would give pickup something from this author again. For me, there was just something lacking from the story.  I know how most people just seem to love this book it just is not for me.

My Rating: /52 stars

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4 thoughts on “Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  1. I really enjoyed this book, but I think the amount of hype surrounding it probably hurt its reception for a lot of people. When you see one rave review after another, you expect something exceptional. This was a debut novel, and while there are some great ones out there, most authors need time to learn and grow before they publish anything amazing.

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    1. I agree. This is the second super-hyped book I picked up this year and was not a fan of. I think what killed it for me was that it seemed to drag so I found it harder and harder to pick up. I would definitely try something else from her in the future.

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