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Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

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Series: Legacy of Orïsha (1)

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Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
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It left a nasty taste in my mouth that so many characters I like died. Even the one I hate the most died at his father's hand. It's sad, but was overpowered by the satisfaction of his death. He's the love interest, but I've never felt death seem so fitting as much as this hehehe

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  jessiewinterspring | Jan 30, 2024 |
Minu jaoks suur pettumus, jätsin pooleli.
Siiani on kõik Aafrika mütoloogial pühinevad lood mulle meeldinud, aga ma ei tea, kas asi on selles, et tegelased käituvad täiesti jaburalt, nagu seda ainult tõsise hormoonilaksu all olevad teismelised suudavad (kuigi tegu on siiski juba hilisteismelistega) või häiris raamatu äärmiselt stampne ülesehitus (korjame asju ja kui kraami kokku saame, siis päästame maailma) ja ohtrad klišeed ... ilmselt kõik kokku.
Ja need täiesti jaburad süžeekäigud ja ebaloogilised olukorrad. Üks näide: Zelie on koolis/rennis ja tema vend ka (kuskil mujal hoopis), ja see kõik toimub enne seda, kui ta peab isaga kalale minema, millest järeldan, et on hommik enne päikesetõusu. Fine, Nigeerias on palav, väga loogiline, et osa elu käib öösel, suudan alla neelata. Siis selgub, et isa läks üksi merele ja nüüd upub. Vend jookseb Zeliet kutsuma (?!), nad jooksevad mõlemad turule (paaditurg vee peal) ja seal on näha, et isaga on väga pahasti ja paat, mis tema poole sõidab, ei jõua õigel ajal. Siis hüppab vend sisse, UJUB sinna ja päästab isa ära. Selle stseeniga on nii palju valesti, et ma isegi ei hakka. Ja siis see tohutu areen KÕRBES, mis vett täis lastakse, et maagieelikud saaksid seal kahuritega paadivõitlusi pidada. Selles maailmas OLI maagia, selle tagasitoomise nimel kogu kamm käib, ja seal seda kindlasti ei kasutata. JA vesi on soolane. Vadever.
Mis lõpuks sundis raamatu käest viskama oli peategelane Zelie, kes oli hullukajavalt tüütu. Kas te Nynaevet mäletate? Väga sarnane. ( )
  sashery | Jan 29, 2024 |
*I got this book form the publisher for my honest thought*

I really loved this fantasy novel. I was super invested in all the POV characters. I thought this magic system was very well done as well. I loved the diversity of this cast and the characters. This book is def on the longer side, but I really read it so fast. It was super compelling read with some many themes and troops used. I def adored both female POV and thought it handled the magic plot super well. It was a heartbreaking reads at points but I really liked, need book 2! ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
*I got this book form the publisher for my honest thought*

I really loved this fantasy novel. I was super invested in all the POV characters. I thought this magic system was very well done as well. I loved the diversity of this cast and the characters. This book is def on the longer side, but I really read it so fast. It was super compelling read with some many themes and troops used. I def adored both female POV and thought it handled the magic plot super well. It was a heartbreaking reads at points but I really liked, need book 2! ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
Wow oh wow

Do I even feel up to writing this review? Honestly probably not. but 4 hours after starting this book I'm done and guys how do I praise a book so well-praised already?

It's magnificent and heart wrenching and powerful and tragic and beautiful. Amari was my favorite, but I think I understood and related to her arc the best.

That said...Inan made my heart break the most. He just didn't know what to do, what oath was right, whose strength to follow.

I want to wax poetic about this book - about the world Adeyemi created, the characters who made choices because of fear (which let's face it, was all of them). The characters who didn't get to see enough of the world and the world that didn't deserve them in the end.

But...far better folk have and really what more needs to be said? Go forth and love this book! ( )
  lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
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Digesting volumes of brutal and downtrodden images can be dangerous. It can lead to despair, paralysis, and/or self-fulfilling prophecies of further demise. Millions of people are ordinarily numb to the fact that hyper-violence and wretched Africanized worlds are hallmarks of modern media (esp. Hollywood), and accept it wholesale. Remarkably though, Adeyemi inserts a critical lifeline into this abyss–the concept that the Gods of one’s own ancestors (in this case the Orisha) provide salvation unlike any other.
 
If a “Black Lives Matter–inspired fantasy novel” sounds like an ungainly hybrid—a pitch gone wrong—think again... The creator of a mythical land called Orïsha, Adeyemi taps into a rich imaginative lineage as she weaves West African mythology into a bespoke world that resonates with our own.
 

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Tomi Adeyemiprimary authorall editionscalculated
Collins, PatrickDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Deas, RichCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jansson, CarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thompson, KeithMap illustrationsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turpin, BahniNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verheijen, AngeliqueTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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I try not to think of her.
But when I do, I think of rice.
When mama was around, the hut always smelled of jollof rice.
I think about the way her dark skin glowed like the summer sun, the way her smile made Baba come alive. The way her white hair fuzzed and coiled, an untamed crown that breathed and thrived.
I hear the myths she would tell me at night. Tzain's laughter when they played agbon in the park.
Baba's cries as the soldiers wrapped a chain around her neck. Her screams as they dragged her into the dark.
The incantations that spewed from her mouth like lava. The magic of death that led her astray.
I think about the way her corpse hung from that tree.
I think about the king who took her away.
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To Mom and Dad
who sacrificed everything to give me this chance.
To Jackson
who believed in me and this story long before I did.
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Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

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