Ers Amari was the one who stole the show for me It was nothing short of a miracle how she progressed from a timid mouse to a roaring Lionaire and with the other characters being so intense all the time she was like a breath of fresh airTzain was a much needed character to me as he really allowed us to see a softer likeable side to Zelie as he only wished to protect his little sister and she longed not to disappoint her big brother Prince Inan was a very complex individual indeed he changed his mind times than I can count Even with
chapters from his perspective I was constantly uestioning why on earth is from his perspective I was constantly uestioning why on earth is doing this or that I guess given how he s been brought up it s understandable that he d be so conflicted about what s wrong or right Conseuently Inan was very unpredictable and therefore very interesting and I can t wait to find out why he s different I really enjoyed his relationship with Zelie and their moments together were my favourite to read especially in the dreamscape I m really intrigued to see what lies ahead for him due to his actions at the end of the bookI m really grateful to the author for having characters that weren t stupid By this I mean characters that actually thought before they did things this helped the plot flow really nicely and clearly This is one of those books that gets better and better as you keep on reading There were so many exciting characters and surprises that popped up towards the end of the book It ended on uite a big shocker so I m than eager to read the next installment AMAZINGWhy did it have to end there This is serious Book Hangover material BE WARNED Sometimes I think publishing a series one book at a time should be outlawedWhat a read What a cast What a great story This is one of the best Such a good book I m an adult Like grown I am also a fan of Harry Potter and Tahereh Mafi which I read as a child through college and last year respectively To be fair I buy books for my niece and read them uickly before I give them to her as gifts so we can discuss them together an activity I enjoy immensely As a black woman who loves the fantasy genre Adeyemi is my new hero for creating a world that draws its richness and depth from West Africa We have a class of oppressed people who have gifts that the oppressors are afraid of a theme so relevant to life today as a Diasporan in America I remember reading an article that spoke of implicit bias and the belief that some people have that black people are magical and have almost super human strength and that those were seen as reasons to ustify fear of black bodies Adeyemi throws that on its head and *I Can T Wait To *can t wait to and see what happens next in Or sha and I can t wait to hear what my niece thinks of the book blackgirlmagic After hearing Tomi s interview on NPR I ordered the book immediately My 11 year old daughter grabbed it upon arrival Mom this is the exact book my librarian recommended to me ust yesterday So I get mom points for being in the know She started reading it before bed At two in the morning I woke to lights on She hadn t stopped reading We talked this morning about it and her favorite word to use was WOW She is in love with the heroine a young girl who fights for her beliefs without fear When I told my kiddo that she might want to think about how this story is somewhat of an analogy to race relations in America her eyes went wide and I got another wow Mom that s true Ok now I have to go finish it this morningThank you Tomi for bringing a story to my family that has so many levels strong female characters a worthy struggle and a clear method of analogy to discuss the difficulties of race in our country. E herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy Praise for Children of Blood and Bone Narrator Bahni Turpin excels at customizing her voice to capture the uniue personalities of each character This excellent refreshing performance of Adeyemi's exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular Booklist starred review One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year Aside from a compelling plot and a strong willed heroine as the protagonist the book deals with larger themes like race and power that are being discussed in real time Teen Vog.
Read Ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë By Tomi AdeyemiThe story follows a young girl Z lie *she is haunted by the murder of her *is haunted by the murder of her and the subjugation of her Reaper clan one of the ten Maji clans oppressed by the ruling class of Or sha Circumstances see her ourneying and fighting alongside her brother and an escaped princess to restore magic to the land and allow her clan and the nine other Maji clans in the land a fighti Children of Blood and Bone is the first book of a planned series Legacy of Or sha It is an epic fantasy inspired by West African
Culture With All The Elementswith all the elements d expect A princess in trouble a next in line prince struggling to reconcile what he s taught from what is right or wrong a domineering king a people oppressed and magic in all its glory However this book turns it all into something uniue and powerfulThe POV shifts between three main characters Z lie Amari Inan The plot is fast paced and intense with only a few areas of let up so be prepared for a roller coaster of a read The story covers oppression genocide racial control and many other ills that ail the real world Having said that it doesn t read like an allegory but as true fantasyThe characters come to life and while they have moments of immaturity this only makes them real based on the ages they re supposed to be I would expect older teens to swing between childishness and adult maturity In a way this aspect lends the tale an element of coming of age as well as the other points mentioned From page one the characterisation and scene setting pulled me right inWhile the ending is a bit of a cliff hanger the storyline does round up a lot of loose threads However this is not a stand alone novel This is the first ever book I ve bought ust because of its trailer That led me to s look inside feature and from there I never had a choice I can t wait for book 2 to be released in 2019 I can t recommend it highly enough I really haven t been this drawn into a fantasy world for a long time When I started reading Children of Bone and Blood I found it almost impossible to put down I really got invested in The Setting A Fantasy West setting a fantasy West where magic has disappeared the children of former maji are treated as second class citizens and three teenagers are tasked with a mission from the Gods to bring back magic The African setting gave the novel a very different feel from other young adult fantasies that I ve read and present a cast that were entirely persons of colourI also felt that the story s message was pretty poignant It presented a world where an entire group of people have been down trodden for years stripped of their right to defend themselves and treated like second class citizens in their own country which is certainly something that resonates with the politics of today However it also does a great ob of showing that this isn t so clear cut The maji and the kosid n are b I m befuddled by all the positive reviews Did these people actually read the book Adeyemi has created a world with great potential but she fumbles so badly I found myself dragging through most of the book If I hadn t had to read it for work I would have given up The strong female characters are not strong AT ALL they re ust violent I m all for violence when it serves a greater purpose but here it is gratuitous and even at times confusing Adeyemi is killing off little kids and describing graphic torture of a mother and of the main character among others The naval battlegladiator part is eually odd it doesn t even really make sense and since it is already abundantly clear how horrifically the magi suffer at the hands of their oppressors it doesn t move the story along at all In the end a father kills his. Winner of the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats listening intentlyan audiobook not to be missed AudioFile magazine Earphones Award winner In Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African inspired fantasy debut They killed my mother They took our magic They tried to bury us Now we rise Zélie Adebola remembers when the so. ,
Son due to pure bigotry then the daughterbrother kills her father because she recognizes that her father is purely evil So purely in fact that her brother comes off as an idiot for ever being loyal to him much less staying loyal when he s trying to kill his love interest The whole thing is so forced it s almost funny Meanwhile though several women do wield some form of power in this book many others are uite pathetic eg Zelie s mother who we only see tortured and victimized until the last chapter the ueen and even Kaea who though high up in the military is merciless and full of hatred like many in this book As for male characters they are pretty lame there s the vicious hateful king Saran his son Inan who is a blind follower until he falls for a magi at which point he promises to betray his horrid father after which he backtracks and ends up destroying the girl he s been ogling and smooching Tzain the heroine s brother is better but he seems angry and powerless through much of the book and as a character he never really comes alive Lastly what is with the pseudo African tribal elements An attempt to copy The Black Panther maybe There were tons of chants in some sort of dialect but since we never get information it wasn t at all clear where that language came from I think it might actually have been a real language perhaps But it came off like a cheesy fake magic tongue Bottom line Children of Blood and Bone seemed to involve Adeyemi listing the things she thinks young adult readers would like violence fantasy revenge plots sex then dropping them haphazardly
Into A Narrative Thata narrative that have been compelling in the hands of a skilled creator but alas Just So Wasn t 455 StarsI was so nervous to start this book because of *all the hype surrounding it but I can definitely see why it s so popular I *the hype surrounding it but I can definitely see why it s so popular I intrigued from the very first page as Tomi Adeyemi has a way of creating atmosphere and setting without chucking in a load of unnecessary words So I would describe her writing as powerful and straight to the point The opening was a perfect way to introduce us to Zelie s world it was exciting and a meaningful glimpse at the resilience that Zelie displays throughout the book It is also uite incredible how the hierarchy in Orisha is so clearly established in ust the first chapter you know exactly what it means to be a diviner maggot in OrishaThe early chapters that followed were ust as good as the first however I started to find myself becoming less interested as the characters began traveling It didn t really carry the same energy of the earlier chapters Also by this point we were reading uite a few chapters from Prince Inan s perspective and I found them to be Uite Repetitive If I M repetitive If I m I was really worried that the book was going to be a disappointment and this is what prevented it from getting a full 5 starsThings really started to pick up again when Zelie her brother Tzain and Princess Amari had a run in with a mysterious stranger who provides some very important informationhelp for their uest And then came one of the stand out moments of the novel the story of how the Gods came to be It was truly magical to read about their origins and it really helped reignite my excitement for this book Adeyemi described the Gods and their story so beautifully that it wasn t hard for you to vividly picture every aspectI liked Zelie and I enjoyed witnessing her growth but I do think she was unnecessarily mean to Amari at times even though Amari proved herself time and time again I loved how their relationship developed as there was definitely an aura of girl power surrounding them towards the end Out of all the charact. Il of Orïsha hummed with magic Burners ignited flames Tiders beckoned waves and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls But everything changed the night magic disappeared Under the orders of a ruthless king maji were 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 Zéli.