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

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.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, leavin...

Details Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

TitleChildren of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherHenry Holt Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

  • Tomi Adeyemi
    You'll like this book. I'm biased, but I need to meet my goodreads challenge so I'm marking this as read.
  • Emily May
    “No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.” 4 1/2 stars. Wow, I have had quite a week. I started Children of Blood and Bone last Thursday as I was going into labour (because, why not?). Normally, I would devour a book like this in a day or two, but those of you with kids will know that's just not going to happen with a newborn. Instead, this book rode with me through the hospital stay, sleepless nights, and postpartum weepi...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Buddy read with Adri! 🦊💖 Preorder your copy of Children of Blood and Bone and submit your receipt as proof of purchase by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, March 05, 2018, and you'll receive a limited edition poster - Fierce Reads! (US and Canada only, excluding Quebec, I'm sorry) “You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    It took me awhile to get through this book (due to the fact that it’s quite long, and is a very detailed and involved fantasy world), but I highly enjoyed it. I absolutely adored the magic system in this story, and loved the visuals I imagined while reading. I really do hope this becomes a movie on the big screen, because it would be so epic!
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    I read the first six chapters, so this is only a partial review. "Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine." Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐In the beginning, Orïsha was a land where the rare and sacred maji lived. But when they started to abuse their powers as kings and queens the gods stripped them of their gifts. And the love of the people became hate and they started to wipe the maji from their world. And then magic disappeared. In my ...
  • Lara Kareem
    *****Updated Review, Full Book Review***p.s. this was my first reaction review. Be aware and be ready for Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. This book will blow yours and my mind and leave you speechless, especially if you can get your hands on the first six chapters, you'll understand why I'm a gushing mess...Not only that this book isn't even published yet and it's already has a movie deal and has achieved a lot. Can Tomi please be my...
  • Kristen Ciccarelli
    Breathless pacing, masterful worldbuilding, and a heroine we've all been waiting for. This book is beautiful, powerful, and totally badass. You need it in your life.
  • alice (arctic books)
    Holy FUCK.
  • syd
    Thank you to NetGalley and MacMillan for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review.Content warnings: Attempted rape, physical abuse, death, murder, gore, torture, war themes “You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn’t keeping us alive. It was thinking we’d never fight back!” I’ll admit: I went into this book with some super large expectations. And I usually regret d...
  • alexandra
  • Misstdennis
    Anticipating this book with sweaty palms and heart palpitations like...
  • Amy Leigh
    You will want to read this book!This fantasy world is well rounded with beautiful descriptive scenery and well written characters that make you want to close your eyes and jump straight into their world. I enjoyed everything about this ya book and can't recommend it enough!A selection of the population had magic, marked unmistakably with their silvery white hair. Something happened 11 years ago and all magic disappeared leaving the jealous who wa...
  • Jemima
    Title: Children Of Blood and Bone ( Legacy of  Orïsha #1) Author: Tomi Adeyemi Genre: YA, Fantasy Publication Date: March 18, 2018 I received 6 chapter so, this is just a partial review. And from what I have read so far, one can understand the hype for this book. Children of Blood and Bone is one of this year's most highly anticipated book in the YA genre...and it's good.Let's be honest here ok? There is only so much I can 'review' considering ...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Tomi Adeyemi's debut Children of Blood and Bone is a fantasy like no other. Zélie and Amari are fierce heroines in a story that packs an emotional punch. I'll be talking about this more as it gets closer to March, but trust me when I say that this is absolutely a must read book.
  • Jennifer
    Goodreads needs half stars, but I could also go for a bonus star. A star that would say “this book was so amazing I think everyone needs to read it forever.”RTC, but I am so glad I got to read this. Now I know I need to order every edition in existence for myself. It’s only January, but I’m going to call it- this is going to be one of my top books of 2018.Will trade life and/or limb for an ARC of this to read and review. I am absolutely d...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review:I received this E-Sampler via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I had been hearing about this book everywhere. I decided to see what it was about and requested the sampler. Omg it was so good! I am definitely getting myself a copy next year! Highly recommended.
  • Bitchin' Reads
    The power, the imagery, the legends, THAT CLIFFHANGER. Good lord, I need the next book. Is there a next book? I don't even know... But if there is one, I need it in my life.Guys, this fantasy is huge in world, in the powers, in who the characters are. It is so good. Fantastic writing, intense and resounding still as I reminisce. This book is a powerhouse of words and emotions.If there is one fantasy book that you should get in 2018, it is THIS.
  • Al *the serial series skipper*
    ***I received this arc courtesy of Netgallery in exchange for an honest review***This book! That cover! Count me in!An absolutely entertaining book. After reading the first six chapters I knew it was going to be good but sometime "knowing " is not enough, I've read books where all the interesting bits are packed into the first 50 pages while the rest of the books drags, not this book. It was absolutely amazing.Zelie has to travel with Amarie and ...
  • Victoria Rose
    Despite being one of those NOUN of NOUN and NOUN titles that usually put me right off, the stunning cover changed my mind a bit and I requested an arc on Netgalley. I got the first 6 chapters to enjoy, and damn, if the rest of the book stays as good then we're all in for a treat!The story is intriguing thus far, with a promising setting with interesting characters. Those who have a natural ability for magic are born with very dark skin and white ...
  • Ava
    I can't rate this book anything less than 5 stars. Wow. Children of Blood and Bone doesn't come out until March, but I'd recommend preordering now, because you need to read this book.
  • Nina (JustAddAWord)
    Isn't it so satisfying to find a book that looks fabulous, seems interesting, and actually IS insanely good?It's one of the best feelings in the world.I will admit that I went into CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE with high expectations. How could I not have? It's been hyped quite strongly, the synopsis sounds like a challenge, and high fantasy is my favorite genre and the one I judge the harshest. There are a lot of good fantasies out there, so CoBaB ...
  • Hiu Gregg
    I put this book down maybe 5 minutes ago, and I'm still in a bit of a daze.So much happens!When you're reading an action scene, and you have a vivid picture of the scene in your minds eye... You know you have a good author. When those action scenes are also used to build and develop character, you know you have a great author.Children of Blood and Bone is a great book, and it's everything that a lot of people have been crying out for. We have a b...
  • Zoraida
  • Nicole Wang
    I can not even begin to tell you how much I adored this book. How absolutely gorgeous and complex every single character is. Review to come
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    I was sent a copy of this book from Macmillan in exchange of an honest reviewTHIS BOOK KILLED ME D E A D. I AM DEAD I TELL YOU. I loved everything about it, the plot, the wordbuilding, the characters, their Relationships, all the conflict and build up. ALL OF IT WAS BRILLIANT.While reading, I couldn't stop thinking "How is this book a debut??" It blew my mind in so many different ways. And I need the sequel yesterday BUT IT'S OVER A YEAR AWAY *cr...
  • Bookevin