Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

34728667Title: Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Henry Holt BFYR
Pub Date: March 6, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 525
Source: Purchased
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★½
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My review:

“I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.”

You don’t need me to tell you this but Children of Blood and Bone is making waves and will continue making waves for a long time. I know people won’t stop talking about it anytime soon. They shouldn’t. It deserves the hype.

I am so happy that YA fantasy is becoming exciting again. Adeyemi’s writing is fresh and precise and lyrical all at the same time. Her world is colourful and diverse. It is magical and real.

That’s all I need to say. If you want to know more, pick it up! I am so excited for others to read this book.

I highly recommend this for fans of:
– Avatar: The Last Airbender
– An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
– Black Panther

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