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

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

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, 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...

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, Favorites, Fiction

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

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Emma Giordano
    5 STARS! This is genuinely the greatest debut fantasy novel, greatest fantasy novel in general that I have read in a very long time. Initially, I was TERRIFIED to read Children of Blood and Bone. The combination of it’s size and an epic high fantasy novel was very daunting to me, but I am so happy I picked it up. I cannot possibly recommend it enough.The writing was fantastic. Despite being such a large novel, the pacing was well-done, where I ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    THE HYPE IS REAL!I always prefer to decide for myself if the new overhyped YA book is worth it... and I'm happy to say that this new Fantasy book totally was!I loved the magic system, the world, the characters and cannot wait for the next book!My only complain is with the romance. I hate romance. I hate how everyone needs to be paired up especially in YA and how cheesy it is. I kinda wish this series was adult instead but if you're looking for a ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Gah! I was just talking about how I hoped I get my poster for the book and it came and it's freaking awesome! ♥I loved this book so much! ❤This book is everything and I have a new favorite author =) 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 ...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Buddy read with Adri! 🦊(And my favorite BookTube reviews: Frankie's, Tati's, & Lauren's!) “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!” Children of Blood and Bone is worth every ounce of hype and praise it has received thus far, and I only anticipate it...
  • Lola Reviewer
    I want to join Zélie and Amari’s squad badly.When you’re a university student, it’s very hard to finish a 500-page book in less than two days and not be five assignments behind, especially this close to the end of the semester. But here we are, with me still alive and breathing and on track, as impossible as this may seem. I have to thank the author for making this a fast-paced story that does not include a guessing game in every new chapt...
  • C.G. Drews
    Children of Blood And Bone is such a rich and excellently built fantasy world my opinion is just: WOW. I also feel like this book is most definitely mega-hyped but worth it, ohhh so worth it. The writing is stunning, but we just need to all sit down in a bucket and admire the world building. And the characters go from headstrong-little-stubborn-darlings-making-bad-decisions to headstrong-little-stubborn-darlings-making-bad-decisions-BUT-WITH-MAGI...
  • softlykaz (on hiatus)
    I didn't really like this book but no matter, it has served its purpose which was introducing me to Amari so thanks for that I guessit wasn't a bad book, I am just a horrible hollow kind of indifferent towards it. my heart was itching for an experience that I just didn't get. anyway, full review to come
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Full review to come!In the meantime - THIS WAS AMAZING. Each of the characters goes on their own intriguing journeys throughout the story, and I enjoyed going along for the ride so much. The setting, magic, and characters were so vibrant and full of life. I need the sequel, and I don't know what to do without it D:Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWELP. Looks like this book is joining THRONE OF GLASS on the books-that-made-me-lose-friends shelf.After reading some of the five-star reviews for this book, I'm reevaluating how much I trust some of my friends. This was a terrible book. I don't think I've been this disappointed since picking up FLAME IN THE MIST or THRONE OF GLASS. What the hell were you guys reading? Is there a "good" versi...
  • Warda
    PSA FOR TODAY.THIS BOOK IS OUT NOW!!Do your shelves and soul a favour is all I'm saying.You're welcome.--------------------------------------[4.5 stars] Thank you Macmillan Books for this arc.Honestly, I don't know how to review this book. My emotions are everywhere at the moment and as much as I wanted to write something comprehensive, I doubt that'll happen. Like the author has stated, this is a story inspired by her West-African heritage, whic...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    ”With the right blow I could knock him off his feet; with the right thrust I could crush his throat.” I’m speechless 😶! This book was everything that I was hoping for and more.The writing is brilliant and beautiful, the story is magnificent, the magic is so unique and the characters are THE BEST PART OF THE BOOK. At the same time, they are very alike, they are very different. All of them have different reasons to fight but they are fight...
  • 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!
  • Ben Alderson
    All you need to know from this review is....Read the book.
  • Ojo
    Mixed feelings, this one. While it's a good book (for most YA fans), I found it far too typical, too clichéd, too predictable. The book has spawned a lot of awesome reviews. For a debut novel, Tomi Adeyemi has actually done quite well. The writing style is especially good. But then, most of the good reviews garnered by this book are from Americans and Europeans, not Africans (especially Nigerians). She has the right idea, blending Yoruba mytholo...
  • Charlotte May
    3.75 stars ⭐ “On Earth, Sky Mother creates humans, her children of blood and bone.” This had such a strong start! A world where magic no longer exists, and anyone with heritage relating to those who wielded magic (magi) were beaten, and treated awfully by the nobles. Usually given away by their bold white hair. Zelie is one such girl, living with her Baba and brother Tzain after their mother was taken and killed during ‘the raid’ the t...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Uhh wow yes this was amazing. Full review to come!
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    I'm running a giveaway for Children of Blood and Bone! Ends April 22 and open internationally - Enter here! This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books Children of Blood and Bone has been on my book radar for MONTHS. Every corner of the bookish internet was praising it and shouting about how great it is. And you know what? It's worth every ounce of hype it's received. It's one of those wonderful cases where the inside of the book...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    AHHHHH. I have so many thoughts and am so confused by the ending and also never really got over my annoyance with Inan but STILL AHHHHHH
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    I am dead Whaaat, that ending confused me a little, so if anyone has read it, please come talk to me haha This is by far the best book I've read so far this year, and it will be hard to beat! I loved everything about this book! The characters, the world, the world building, the magic system, the plot! I want the next one now pleaseeeeeee
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    THIS WAS AMAZING!! And it was a debut?? No way! Lots of elements that I think will appeal to many fantasy readers, but a world and characters that are totally their own. Action packed and great pacing.Audiobook review - I would definitely recommend the audio. The narrator gives a lively performance, which brought the story to life. There are 3 narrators, and the voices weren't as distinct as I'd like, so when I'd pick up in the middle of a chapte...
  • Kimi
    They killed my mother  They took our magicThey tried to bury usNow we rise. Where do I even begin? This book was so much more than I expected and I expected a lot . I’m usually wary of hyped books because you guys know how the hype can be a freaking liar. However, a YA fantasy featuring an all black character cast and written by a Nigerian-American writer. I am so here for it.  Zélie ticks all the boxes of a great main character. Strong fe...
  • Clau R.
    4.5 stars!
  • Nina
    Just one word: AMAZING! This was definitely one of the best debut novels I’ve read in a very long time. I loved the plot, the characters and the world Tomi Adeyemi has created. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!
  • April
    "No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans."THIS. BOOK. Is it too early to pick this as a favorite of 2018!? 👀 So much happened in just the first 100 pages.
  • alice (arctic books)
    You can find this review and others at arctic booksOh my god. You guys. This book tore me apart in the best way possible. I honestly cannot believe that I’ve acquired a new favorite book this soon in 2018. CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE is one of the best books I’ve EVER read, and you need to preorder/buy this as soon as possible.CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE follows Zélie, a Reaper like her mother, as she travels with her brother Tzain and the rog...
  • Fares
    Slightly disappointing, 3.5 stars.--------------------------------------------------Buddy read with GR's #1 userThis looks very promising, now me thinks future me will be happy that now me decided to pick this :)
  • Christian
    It doesn't happen too often that I actually, really dislike a book. And I still can't really express how sad I am about the fact that it had to happen with this one. Initially, I was wary about Children of Blood and Bone. Apart from the West-African mythology aspect, it didn't Sound like it was bringing anything new to the table, and as someone who primarily reads fantasy, it's pretty hard at this point to find a truly unique story. But when more...