The last couple of weeks have been insane. I finished Children of Blood and Bone on February 22nd, and somehow I’m just now reviewing it. I guess better late than never.
The kingdom killed my mother, and took our magic. But they can’t destroy us. Zelie Adebola remembers magic, but one night their ruthless king killed the maji. And he tried to destroy the magic. Zelie has been chosen to return the magic to the kingdom. She must learn to control her powers and trust the most uncommon ally, the king’s youngest daughter. They must outrun the crown prince that is determined to snuff out the uprising.
My Thoughts on Children of Blood and Bone
I wish I had read Children of Blood and Bone back when the hype began. It is worth all of the excitement, and I’m sad that I’m just now experiencing it. This book is a trip. So much happened, and I just held on for the ride.
I loved the way the plot developed. At the beginning, I kept wondering how the plot would start. In the next passage, the entire motion of the story shifted. Plus, I loved Zelie. She is the backbone of the story, but Amari is completely necessary as well. I love how the author wrote her with such intention. There was not an action out of place.
The only thing I was skeptical of was the romance. It added a lot of tension and intrigue to the story, but I don’t know if I loved it. It worked, but I was screaming, “what are you thinking” the entire time. Zelie is such a strong character on her own, I’m not sure she needs a love interest. I would have been fine without it. But, that being said, it did set up an interesting plot twist that will carry over to book two.
I hope to get to Children of Virtue and Vengeance soon. I want to see how this continues to develop.
My Rating: 4/5