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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Book ✯✯✯✯✯


Well, then.

Very rarely do I come across a debut fantasy novel that slows me down, forces me to take my time, and makes sure I still enjoy the ride. Even more rarely do I find that a hyped up book meets all expectations. Children of Blood and Bone does both of these things beautifully.

THrough Amari and Zelie's eyes, we get to view a very broken world. Every character described is described beautifully. I almost imagined being transported to an alternate Earth in a rich and populated alternate Africa. Zelie is part of the oppressed. She has magic, and she is working to bring magic back to others. Amari is the princess of the cruel and tyrannical king and I honestly loved her character arch more than Zelie's. 

You see, Amari completely changed from being sheltered, beaten, and scared to being educated, conquering, and brave. She starts to fall in love, and she begins to realize she can make her own decisions and stand against her king. Zelie has pain. SO. MUCH. PAIN. And at one point we get a glimmer that she'll be able to see past it. But every time, some terrible thing comes along to resurface the pain and set her growth back again. 

Thankfully these aren't the only fleshed out characters. The big baddie is depicted as a true human, with real reasons to be the way he is without ever giving it as an excuse.

BAAAAASICALLY, if you're in the market for an absolutely fantastic fantasy. Pick this one up now.


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  1. I keep on seeing this book everywhere. Great review.

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    1. It is incredibly popular. I was bummed when I didn't get a chance at the ARC and just had to buy it!

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  2. I loved this book! Great review

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  3. Your feature image is beautiful! Great review.

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  4. I've been seeing lots of rave reviews for this one

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  5. Thank you for sharing you fantastic review

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  6. I have been reading a lot of great reviews for this one. I think I might try it. Your photography is absolutely beautiful.

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  7. This is on my TBR and I can't wait until it comes up.

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  8. I have heard so much about htis book. I will have to check this out.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  9. Great review, I really need too check this book out I heard nothing but raving reviews about it. I will hopefully can check it out soon, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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  10. Hey this is Aparna from Bloggers comment junction by Gayatri. I have heard about this book so much. Loved the way you have described the characters.

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