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
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
“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!
"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.
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
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 am dead
Whaaat, that ending confused me a little, so if anyone has read it, please come talk to me haha
This is by far the best book I've read so far this year, and it will be hard to beat!
I loved everything about this book! The characters, the world, the world building, the magic system, the plot!
I want the next one now pleaseeeeeee