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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.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. UndTomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.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....

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Children of Blood and Bone Reviews

  • Emily May
    2018-09-12 14:11

    “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. It picked me up and threw me into another world of action and magic right when I needed it. All I can say is: Thank you, Ms Adeyemi.Oh okay, that's not all I can say. Though hopefully I don't sound too delirious.Children of Blood and Bone is a West-African inspired fantasy set in the fictional land of Orïsha. It takes all the best bits of YA fantasy - princesses, tormented soldiers, the battle to restore magic vs suppress it - and does something completely new with these familiar elements. At its core, it's an action-packed, fast-paced adventure to restore magic to the world and complete a ritual before the approaching solstice is over and magic is lost forever.Beneath that, though, there are many darker themes. The plot is intense and steeped in racially-charged violence. Adeyemi draws many parallels with our own world, forcing the reader to pause and consider systemic racism and injustice in prison systems. And Zélie remembers the genocide executed on King Saran's orders all too well. The "Raid", as it is known, took her mother from her. Now, Zélie is a divîner - a maji without magic, though her abilities lie dormant, waiting for the missing scroll that can return her power.The book is told from alternating perspectives. One is Zélie, another is Princess Amara who Zélie reluctantly saves from the King's men, and the third is Amara's brother, Inan, who is sent to chase down and stop his sister and Zélie. With complex characters who naturally change and grow as the story progresses, I was hooked. I cared what happened to all three of them. There was never a boring moment. It is always risky to step into a book as hyped as this one, but I, for one, think it very much deserves it. A compelling, exciting plot, a completely non-white cast of characters, AND a thoughtful consideration of race, skin colour, and prejudice... impressive, to say the least. Though that cliffhanger is EVIL. How will we cope until the next book?Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

  • Tomi Adeyemi
    2018-09-07 21:04

    You'll like this book. I'm biased, but I need to meet my goodreads challenge so I'm marking this as read.

  • Melanie
    2018-09-13 19:19

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Buddy read with Adri! 🦊💖 Preorder your copy of Children of Blood and Bone and submit your receipt as proof of purchase by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, March 05, 2018, and you'll receive a limited edition poster - Fierce Reads! (US and Canada only, excluding Quebec, I'm sorry) “You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn’t keeping us alive. It was thinking we’d never fight back!”Children of Blood and Bone is worth every ounce of hype and praise it has received thus far, and I only anticipate it to receive more and more, especially since you’re all about to read a gush review for it. The world is amazing, the characters are so real feeling, the writing is perfect, the action is abundant, the romances are beautiful, the topics are important. This was such a fantastic read, and even though it is only late January, I have no doubts that Children of Blood and Bone will make my best of 2018 list, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it even takes the number one spot come December 31st. I’m also honored to say that this is the very first book I’ve given five stars to in 2018. In this world of Orïsha, magic used to thrive and be celebrated. Our main protagonist, Zélie, remembers this time and what a powerful Divîner her mother was. But she also remembers the way her mother’s body looked, when it was left on display the day that magic died. “I think about the way her corpse hung from that tree. I think about the king who took her away.”Now, the king of Orïsha wants to make sure magic is kept dead, while also keeping all the Divîners that live in Orïsha oppressed. The king ensures that the Divîners are reminded they are lesser, in hopes that they will forget how powerful they once were, along with everyone else. And this has worked, for the last eleven years, that is until a powerful artifact is found and if it is combined with a couple other powerful artifacts it can bring magic back to Orïsha once and for all. When a Maji is born with white hair, it is a sign that they are touched by the Gods, so they are called Divîners. And back before magic disappeared, when a Divîner turned thirteen, they would develop what kind of power they had from whatever God had touched them. The powers range from healing, to taming animals, to wielding light, to controlling time, to making fire, to calling water, to controlling people’s minds and dreams, to even more things! They were very powerful, and the ordinary people didn’t like them being that powerful, so they had to shut them down and keep them down. “No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.”This story truly focuses on two sets of siblings. One set is Zélie and her brother Tzain, who are currently living in Eloirin, which is surrounded by water, with their father. Yet, the people in Eloirin are forced to pay a Divîner tax, and the prince keeps raising them higher and higher. And if you can’t pay it, then you are forced to perform hard labor (or other worse things) until your debt is paid off. But that’s the thing, you’ll just accumulate more and more debt, and you will never be free again. You will die a slave. And Zélie ‘s family is unsure how they are going to afford to pay the tax for her, so they are forced to go to the city of Lagose to trade. Then, Zélie and Tzain’s story mixes with the other sibling’s story by pure fate of the Gods. Amari is the daughter of the king that has done everything to destroy magic. Yet, this princess is nothing like her tyrant of a father. And once her father does something completely unthinkable and totally heartless, Amari flees her royal life once and for all. Inan is the king in waiting and Amari’s older brother. He is probably the most interesting character in this book, because he constantly is struggling between what he wants to be and what has always been forced upon him. And he is tasked to bring Amari back to their king of a father, by whatever means necessary. Then, these four young adults, from very different upbringings, come together to change the fate of Orïsha forever. “They built this world for you, built it to love you. They never cursed at you in the streets, never broke down the doors of your home. They didn’t drag your mother by her neck and hang her for the whole world to see.”This story is truly unforgettable, and I loved it more than any words I can string together to form a review. The world building is expertly done, and perfectly interwoven through the story. The magic system is so unique and was an absolute joy to learn and read about. Zélie is everything I want in a main protagonist, and her castmates are nothing short of amazing, too. This book was everything I’ve ever wanted from the fantasy genre.The writing in this is so very lyrical. I was completely blown away by the magnificent prose. This story is just told so beautifully, I think it would be hard not to fall in love with it. And I want to emphasize that romance is never at the forefront of this story, but some of the one liners that Tomi Adeyemi gave me where truly some of the most romantic lines I’ve ever read. I can’t believe this is her debut novel. Please, just give her all the awards now, because her writing is truly on another level. “You have your duty and your heart. To choose one means the other must suffer.”And the messages and parallels to our world, from systemic racism, to prison systems, to so much more, are so very important. I know this is a YA high fantasy novel, but I hope people can’t miss the similarities to the very society we are living in today. And every single character in this book is beautifully black. Yet, the author does such a wonderful job touching on how people perceive darker skinned individuals to lighter skinned individuals in this world. In this world, the royals want to look as light as possible. Even going as far as to make sure their skin is always powdered, and it is shunned to spend too much time outside where you could become darker. Yet, this young girl, Zélie, with the darkest skin, living in poverty and dealing with the brutal murder of her mother, could be the most powerful person in Orïsha, yet she is viewed as nothing more than a racial slur. This book is powerful, eye opening, and I hope you all take more out of it besides it being an amazing, five starred story. “I won’t let your ignorance silence my pain.”This book was a masterpiece. Again, I know with my whole soul that this book will make my best of 2018 list without question. I loved this book with the sum of my being and I know it is going to make so many other’s lists, too. Tomi Adeyemi will forever and always be an auto-buy author for me, because this is maybe the strongest debut novel I have ever read in my entire life. Perfection. Trigger/Content warnings for attempted rape, physical abuse, death, gore, murder, torture, war themes, and similar things in that vein. “The truth cuts like the sharpest knife I’ve ever known. No matter what I do, I will always be afraid.”Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2018-09-24 18:04

    This was so complex and detailed and my opinion is: wow. I do think it was way too long though ah hahah I'M SORRY. I just have the attention span of a refried gnat. But the characters?!?? <3 Zelie is actually the best ever. And it got dARK and stabby so omg.Full review to come!(Also sCREAMING but I am interviewing the author on my blog in March. 😍😍)

  • Korrina(OwlCrate)
    2018-08-31 20:03

    It took me awhile to get through this book (due to the fact that it’s quite long, and is a very detailed and involved fantasy world), but I highly enjoyed it. I absolutely adored the magic system in this story, and loved the visuals I imagined while reading. I really do hope this becomes a movie on the big screen, because it would be so epic!

  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2018-09-14 20:18

    I read the first six chapters, so this is only a partial review. "Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine." Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️In the beginning, Orïsha was a land where the rare and sacred maji lived. But when they started to abuse their powers as kings and queens the gods stripped them of their gifts. And the love of the people became hate and they started to wipe the maji from their world. And then magic disappeared. In my opinion the story is really interesting and I'm definitely going to read more of it when it is published.Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Zélie is rebellious, strong and sees injustice and wants to fight it. That makes her a strong female character I want to know more of. And the absolute coolest thing is that she raised a lionaire that is now faithful to her. After Amaris best friend is killed by her father she steals the artifact. That's a really courageous and it needs even more strength to betray your family with this. This makes Amari an even more interesting character. World ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Before magic disappeared there were majis who could control water, who commend fire. Some could read minds, peer through time, heal or bring disease. Others could tame wild beasts or wield darkness and light. It seems that in this past everything was possible, they were no limits, no rules. Writing style ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️It's a really nice writing, that you can read fast without stopping.

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    2018-09-12 14:25

    If you want to see the most precious thing ever, here's a video of Tomi opening her first finished copy. <3

  • Candace Robinson
    2018-09-16 19:27

    I wanted to love this book, but in the end it was just all right. I felt the setting was amazing, and I did like the characters. There were parts where I was like “Yes!” then parts that moved soooo slow. The book felt too long, and I feel like with maybe a 100 pages less would have helped. Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of the magic system here, and I generally find magic to be the best part. Also, it did have some unique qualities but also felt like stuff from other fantasy books I have read. I did love the author’s writing, though!

  • Warda
    2018-09-21 20:24

    I JUST RECEIVED AN ARC FOR THIS BOOK BY THE PUBLISHER AND I'M SO DARN EXCITED TO GET TO IT!I love that this focuses on 'contemporary racial and socio-economic power dynamics, [by] drawing upon African history and mythology to tell a story of characters contending with color, status…'Soon, my sweet child! 😍Thank you, Pan Macmillan!

  • Emily
    2018-09-04 14:15


  • Lara Kareem
    2018-09-16 14:16

    *****Updated Review, Full Book Review***p.s. this was my first reaction review. Be aware and be ready for Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. This book will blow yours and my mind and leave you speechless, especially if you can get your hands on the first six chapters, you'll understand why I'm a gushing mess...Not only that this book isn't even published yet and it's already has a movie deal and has achieved a lot. Can Tomi please be my creative writing coach.Nigerians are slaying this writing game and are pushing the writing and reading culture in our country! I can't wait for the day when Reading is a popular thing here and not just political and business reading, reading for fun and just taking in good fiction.So I've only read the first six chapters and omg I need more! It's so good and I'm in love. I just can't wait to have more. I already love the world building and I love how I can relate because these characters have Yoruba blood in them. Don't you just love when you read a book with a language that isn't English and you don't have to look up the meaning because you understand the words and language perfectly?I can't wait for next year, so I can get my hands on this book and gladly finish it and the others that will follow it. Don't sleep on this wonderful book, with the most majificent cover, yes I said majificent.***Full Book ReviewI wrote that on the 26th of August 2017 after I read the first six chapters. Ever since then I've been dreaming about this book and constantly asking Tomi, how this book is going to get into my Nigerian hands, but she has assured me she's working on getting a deal with a Nigerian publisher because this book is a diamond mine.I'm done with all the chapters of this book people! I am extremely sad to be done with this book because all I need is more! I knew this book would be my bookish love, I felt it deep in my bones and of course, I more than cherish this story.I might be biased because Yoruba is deeply embedded in this tale, I am a Yoruba woman.  You know how POC are always happy when they see themselves represented in the books they read, especially when the story revolves around them and their culture? Well, this book is the ultimate Jackpot for me because the story isn't even based on White Man soil. It's based on a fictional Nigeria. I know this because, well the names of places in the story are names of states in Nigeria, for example, Lagose, Eloirin, Zaria, Ibadan, Warri etc. and the map Tomi revealed for the world that is Orisha confirmed my suspicions. (I'm also currently in Minna, but I live Lagos, he he!) It's just wonderful reading this book.I can't review this book without giving away spoilers, which I definitely do not want to do. But I can't not share my opinion on the beautiful world that is Orïsha and how beautiful Zélie Adebola is.Zélie is a young and power Divîner, who is yet to truly know the kind of power she has within, living in a society where Divîner such as herself are treated as maggots, people who should be treated with nothing less than scorn and hatred, this has been the way since the king of Orïsha brutally destroyed magic in the land Orïsha.For years, the King has managed to keep magi away and the Divîner in check, but now with the resurfacing of an ancient magic artefact, magic can be rebirthed and the Divîners can regain the powers that were only their birthright. That is how the story begins. With Amari setting off a chain of events she could never have dreamed off. She was destined to cross paths with Zélie and Tzain and the three of them set out for the journey of their lifetime and it's only ever just truly begun, the problem is their enemy is Amari's father, the king of Orïsha, and her brother Inan, who is so far up his father's ass, he doesn't know right from wrong anymore. The story revolves around these two sets of siblings and how the fate of magic for the Divîners of Orïsha land.The story will break your heart, mend it and do it all over again. The story is brutal, in it, you'll find happiness, hope, loss, bloodshed and betrayal, the typical trademarks of a classic YA Fantasy, but even though I expected all these things, it didn't hurt any less reading them happening. The stories pace is everything, it is beautiful and steady all through, I love it when the pace is just right.Now that cliffhanger has me, so scared. I can't wait for the next book, and my heart is also aching for how brutal it's going to be, I feel like crying just thinking about the final chapters of Children of Blood and Bone. 

  • alice (arctic books)
    2018-09-18 20:03

    Holy FUCK.

  • Kristen Ciccarelli
    2018-09-21 17:10

    Breathless pacing, masterful worldbuilding, and a heroine we've all been waiting for. This book is beautiful, powerful, and totally badass. You need it in your life.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-10 15:17

    Goodreads needs half stars, but I could also go for a bonus star. A star that would say “this book was so amazing I think everyone needs to read it forever.”RTC, but I am so glad I got to read this. Now I know I need to order every edition in existence for myself. It’s only January, but I’m going to call it- this is going to be one of my top books of 2018.Will trade life and/or limb for an ARC of this to read and review. I am absolutely desperate!

  • alexandra
    2018-09-04 15:25


  • syd
    2018-08-31 18:20

    Thank you to NetGalley and MacMillan for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review.Content warnings: Attempted rape, physical abuse, death, murder, gore, torture, war themes“You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn’t keeping us alive. It was thinking we’d never fight back!”I’ll admit: I went into this book with some super large expectations. And I usually regret doing that. But this time, I didn’t — because this was just that good.One thing I’m a stickler for in books is pacing — if a novel has bad pacing, I’m not going to like it as much. So I was pleased that throughout reading Children of Blood and Bone, the pacing was completely spot-on.“No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.”Another thing this book did really well was the characters. This book mainly focuses on a set of twins, Zélie and Tzain Adebola, though Zélie is our protagonist. And she was such an empowering, badass protagonist and just so awesome. It felt like she truly belonged in the story. All the characters were so great that it honestly felt like a nonfiction at times, save for the fact that it’s a fantasy of course. The whole time spent reading this gem of a book felt so natural, straightforward, and overall just effortless. You can tell Adeyemi truly spilled her heart into this.Also. THE ROMANCE. This book featured my favorite romance trope ever, hate-to-love. And it was written so well! I loved how the growing feeling of hate to love was so slow and gradual. If you're a fellow fan of this trope and looking for a fantasy with it, I would for sure recommend picking up Children of Blood and Bone.“The truth cuts like the sharpest knife I’ve ever known. No matter what I do, I will always be afraid.”Speaking of the writing — another one of Children of Blood and Bone’s highlights. It seemed so real and raw and just so well-done. To be honest, this is one of the best writing styles I've ever read. It was both flowery and pretty and straightforward at the same time. Adeyemi really knows how to write a fantasy and that shines bright throughout the entirety of this.“They built this world for you, built it to love you. They never cursed at you in the streets, never broke down the doors of your home. They didn’t drag your mother by her neck and hang her for the whole world to see.”Next — the plot. God, I loved the plot so much. It was one of those plots where it's super original but also feels really familiar at the same time, and everything about it I loved. It felt so...personal? I don't know any other way to describe it. But it was honestly just so freaking incredible. This would make an fantastic movie.“You have your duty and your heart. To choose one means the other must suffer.”Also!! A big theme tackled in this was race, and how much humanity is divided over it, which I absolutely ADORED. Not only is it amazing when books in general do this, but it’s even rarer for fantasies to bring topics like this up.Another weird thing I really love in books besides pacing is the setting, which, once again, was done exquisitely. Children of Blood and Bone is set in the city of Orïsha, and I absolutely loved it. Even when the magic had vanished and the city was war-torn, it still felt so whimsical and beautiful.“I won’t let your ignorance silence my pain.”Overall, I’m honestly so surprised Children of Blood and Bone was a debut: the characters, the pacing, the writing, and plot were all practically perfect. I would definitely highly recommend it, and look out for it on March sixth!You can see this review and others on my blog.

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    2018-09-23 15:15

    Very excited for this book! 💜And is going to be a movie? I’m ready.March is one of the best months to books releases.I hope I like it, cause I really want too.

  • Rê
    2018-09-03 15:24

    4.5 “Black Girl Magic” StarsARC via NetGalley!Thank you, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers!Edit: Full Review Now!First thing I’ll say, it’s been MONTHS and I’m still obsessed with that cover. Obsessed. That is all.Now, I’m keeping most of my original review from the excerpt, but also adding more thoughts on the rest of the book, because (a) can you believe I was lucky enough to get a partial ARC (first six chapters) and then the full ARC? I still can’t; and (b) I stand by my thoughts at the time and tons of people had already liked the review, so it’s only fair.If you’ve been keeping an eye on the YA book world, then you know Children of Blood and Bone will be the next big thing in YA. Tomi Adeyemi’s debut was one of the most talked about stories when it sold (for a LOT of money!!!) last year, and the publisher has been promoting it non-stop since then. Guess what? It’s about damn time the publishing world starts investing in stories like this. After all, when was the last time you had a chance to read an #ownvoices West African-inspired YA Fantasy with black characters???I truly hope Children of Blood and Bone’s inevitable and well-deserved success is the start of another time in publishing. A time when diverse voices are heard and paid just as much as white-focused narratives. We’re real people and we deserve attention! It’s time you realize that, publishing world!*Rant over*So, yeah, I’d been fangirling over this book for a long time, and I was honored to get the chance to read it before its official release.After having read the first six chapters, I was even more intrigued and impressed with both female leading characters. Those feelings stuck around for the rest of the book.It took me a few pages to get behind impulsive Zélie, but once I got a better sense of who she was and what she’d lost, then I was in. And, yes, please, gimme more of non-white leading female characters who aren’t just written as this “perfect” person because apparently some people think you can’t be a woman of color and have personality and flaws.Zél had tons of flaws, but she was a warrior. A freaking warrior who fought with magic and her staff and her heart. So much heart. I have to say Zél’s overall development was a bit slow and I felt she didn’t get to the place I wanted her to by the end of this book, but this is just the first title in the trilogy, so I’m willing to oversee that, especially because she did grow, even if it wasn’t as much as I would’ve liked.Now, there was something about Amari that just spoke to me from the moment I met her. I could say it was her worry about Binta, or even the way she seemed to be able to see past her father’s hatred and her mother’s prejudice, but I know it was before that. Amari had me with that little bit of sass that I got from her line about her Mother’s ability to hiss so many critiques in one minute. It was something small, but I loved it. And then, OMG, Amari!!! She was by far the one who had the most fulfilling arc as far as personal growth is concerned. I loved how she went from insecure, but brave princess to “I’m about to be your Queen so you better respect me”.After the excerpt, I was sooo excited with the promise of a friendship between Zél and Amari. I got some of that from the rest of the story, but not as much as I wanted. There was a super special scene toward the end that gave me all the feels, so I’m hoping for more Zél+Amari time in the next books.Okay, so now we get to third POV (yes, the story is told from Zél, Amari and Inan’s POV)… Inan is Amari’s brother and the future King of Orïsha. He’s a guy raised to put duty before himself, the kingdom before his wants and dreams, and he was also the character that took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. For most of the book, I was rooting for him. I wanted him to understand how his upbringing damaged him and his people; and I was dying for him to free himself from his desire to please his father, because boy, OH, boy that never goes anywhere good--especially when his father was a freaking monster. But, after a while, Inan’s arc felt redundant. He kept going from “I understand” to “Oh, but maybe magic is really, really bad” to “I think I understand now” to….You got the drill. So I ended up rolling my eyes hard at him, and going from liking him to wanting him dead.My feelings for Inan also represent my feelings for the romance subplot. I mean, the minor subplot because this book is about lots of other things, so the romance plays a small part. By the end of the excerpt, I was super, super, super excited because chapter five and six gave me major hints on what was sure to be a hate-to-love romance, AND OMG THAT IS MY FAVORITE ROMANCE TROPE. When Zél's spirit clawed onto Inan's spirit (you’ll understand when you read it), I was confused but ecstatic because I saw a ship ready to sail.And while the ship sailed for most of the book, I felt like Tomi Adeyemi pulled an ACOTAR/ACOMAF on me. I wasn’t unhappy about it, but I also wasn’t happy, because I wish she had at least waited until the next book to bring that on. Having said that, I yelled Rhysand when a second love interest for Zélie showed up, and I'll never be mad when a character reminds me of Rhysand. Not ever!Having said that, I can’t exactly complain because the romance was never meant to be the focus of this story. Not at all. This is an action-focused tale that draws parallels with the real world and the constant fight against racism. It's about prejudice, about POC's constant fight to be treated and seen as equals or at least have enough power to fight against those who want them gone. And it’s brutal at times. So be warned: there’s violence, there’s death and there’s blood. There’s also no time to be bored, because everything happens and it happens fast.Another great aspect of this story is the world Tomi Adeyemi created. It felt fresh and unique. Orïsha is a rich land and the characters explored a lot of it in this book, so readers get to travel and explore its richness alongside Zél, Amari and Inan.As to the author’s writing, I found the style simple, but with a poetic tone to it. My main worry, though, was that the POV’s were identical. Writing first person multi-POV is hard, but the voices were the same. I expected at least Inan’s voice to be a bit different, since he was a boy, but nope. So there was that.That aside, I think Tomi Adeyemi did a great job with her debut, and now that I’ve read it, I can understand all the hype associated with Children of Blood and Bone. I have no doubt this book will be as huge as everyone expects it to be, and the fact that it ended with a great cliffhanger will only help keep readers eager for the sequel.Now, all I have to say is: GIMME MORE OWNVOICES EPIC YA FANTASY BOOKS, AND DO IT NOW!The excerpt is out. The things I'd do to get an ARC of this book...The cover. The. Freaking. Cover.

  • Kimi
    2018-09-06 15:27

    Who do I need to bribe to get this book?

  • Jemima
    2018-08-27 15:24

    Title: Children Of Blood and Bone ( Legacy of Orïsha #1)Author: Tomi AdeyemiGenre: YA, FantasyPublication Date: March 18, 2018I received 6 chapter so, this is just a partial review. And from what I have read so far, one can understand the hype for this book. Children of Blood and Bone is one of this year's most highly anticipated book in the YA genre...and it's good.Let's be honest here ok? There is only so much I can 'review' considering that I've read so little... only 6 chapters... but that alone has reignited my anticipation for reading this book. 6 chapters in and it's jam packed with EVERYTHING!!! It surpasses everything I wanted this book to be...How is that even possible?! I can't wait to read the rest...I highly recommend you to add Children of Blood and Bone to your TBR list...PS: I know we aren't suppose to judge a book by it's cover but come on! Look at that?! Won't you want to buy that?!!For more

  • Emma
    2018-09-24 19:20

    Vividly imagined, this YA offering takes the reader into Orïsha, where Zélie struggles with the brutal murder of her Reaper mother by the King's forces and her own magic potential. Though a simple story, it doesn't always take the path you expect and the characters have enough depth to hold your attention, while leaving space for future growth. Most impressive is the way it is so richly detailed and beautifully rendered, with a cohesive and powerful magic system that doesn't even get near its full potential in this first book and a powerful sense of place with its own history and myth.My one major criticism is the way romance is shoehorned into everybody's storyline, it's entirely unnecessary, though it does seem to dominate YA right now: authors, there are other types of valid emotional relationships... In any case, the ending was rather chaotic and rushed, but there's a good deal of potential and originality here. You can be sure that there are exciting and dangerous times ahead...ARC via Netgalley

  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    2018-09-19 17:07

    I'm so excited for this book, why isn't it out yet D:

  • Misstdennis
    2018-09-19 22:13

    Anticipating this book with sweaty palms and heart palpitations like...

  • Amy Leigh
    2018-08-29 14:08

    You will want to read this book!This fantasy world is well rounded with beautiful descriptive scenery and well written characters that make you want to close your eyes and jump straight into their world. I enjoyed everything about this ya book and can't recommend it enough!A selection of the population had magic, marked unmistakably with their silvery white hair. Something happened 11 years ago and all magic disappeared leaving the jealous who want power to try to stomp the maji and diviners out. They are treated as the lowest of low but something changes that could bring hope and magic back to this gorgeous land. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review!

  • Bitchin' Reads
    2018-09-20 14:17

    The power, the imagery, the legends, THAT CLIFFHANGER. Good lord, I need the next book. Is there a next book? I don't even know... But if there is one, I need it in my life.Guys, this fantasy is huge in world, in the powers, in who the characters are. It is so good. Fantastic writing, intense and resounding still as I reminisce. This book is a powerhouse of words and emotions.If there is one fantasy book that you should get in 2018, it is THIS.

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    2018-09-10 22:18

    Tomi Adeyemi's debut Children of Blood and Bone is a fantasy like no other. Zélie and Amari are fierce heroines in a story that packs an emotional punch. I'll be talking about this more as it gets closer to March, but trust me when I say that this is absolutely a must read book.

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    2018-09-01 21:07

    Mini review:I received this E-Sampler via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I had been hearing about this book everywhere. I decided to see what it was about and requested the sampler. Omg it was so good! I am definitely getting myself a copy next year! Highly recommended.

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    2018-09-04 16:22

    I was sent a copy of this book from Macmillan in exchange of an honest reviewTHIS BOOK KILLED ME D E A D. I AM DEAD I TELL YOU. I loved everything about it, the plot, the wordbuilding, the characters, their Relationships, all the conflict and build up. ALL OF IT WAS BRILLIANT.While reading, I couldn't stop thinking "How is this book a debut??" It blew my mind in so many different ways. And I need the sequel yesterday BUT IT'S OVER A YEAR AWAY *cries*.

  • Victoria Rose
    2018-09-04 22:20

    Despite being one of those NOUN of NOUN and NOUN titles that usually put me right off, the stunning cover changed my mind a bit and I requested an arc on Netgalley. I got the first 6 chapters to enjoy, and damn, if the rest of the book stays as good then we're all in for a treat!The story is intriguing thus far, with a promising setting with interesting characters. Those who have a natural ability for magic are born with very dark skin and white hair, so they're very easy to distinguish. This doesn't work out so well when magic disappears without a trace one day, and the non-magical folk decide to take a little power for themselves. The story is set eleven years later, and magic is still absent. Our mc is a Diviner - one born with magical ability, though it remains dormant. She was a little brattish for my tastes, but this just means she's got some character growth ahead. Secondary characters were equally promising. The writing is fast paced and exciting, and not challenging. It seemed like pretty standard YA prose thus far.Oh, and the best thing? Giant lions/panthers/snow leopards ridden into war. Um, yes please.

  • Al *the serial series skipper*
    2018-08-26 17:00

    ***I received this arc courtesy of Netgallery in exchange for an honest review***This book! That cover! Count me in!An absolutely entertaining book. After reading the first six chapters I knew it was going to be good but sometime "knowing " is not enough, I've read books where all the interesting bits are packed into the first 50 pages while the rest of the books drags, not this book. It was absolutely amazing.Zelie has to travel with Amarie and Tzain to bring back magic, their travel is not an easy one. It's one of the things I liked about this book, their journey wasn't all about traveling in the forest, things actually happened, It did not drag one bit and it kept me interested till the very end.This author has a way with words, I was able to see the world she created like I was right there and that's not something every author has. I can't wait to read more of this series.Edited: 01/04/18After reading the fifth book where the characters had to enter a "fight to the death" game I have decided to remove one star. That theme in itself is hardly original but some authors write it really well, while I loved this book I didn't really enjoy the game scene. I am a beginner to fantasy novels and the few i've read have started to blur so I look forward to reading something more original.P.s I hope there isn't a love triangle,I could see one in the making towards the end and I don't think I can handle that YA drama.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThis arc comes with just the first six chapters, those chapters were epic. There was never a dull moment, I can understand why a movie would be in the works even before it's release. I believe it was set in Nigeria , seeing the author's vivid description made it much more enjoyable. I literally cannot wait to read it all. I already love Zelie and I can't wait to see more of her/