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

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

They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us.Now we rise.Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil 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 m...

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 Company
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

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

  • Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestNote: I'm going to start blocking people who come onto this review to tell me that I have read or reviewed it incorrectly. I tried it, I didn't like it, I wrote about my feelings. What do you want? A five-star review? Write your own. 😊Note Pt. 2: Seriously. I don't want to argue with you dissenters about MY opinion. I was honest about how I felt. End. Of. Story. If you're going to come on ...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    An oversimplified extra-tropey YA on steroids.Hmm, where does one begin?Sooo, does the book that made headlines well before it was even published live up to its hype? It truly saddens me to say this but unfortunately, no. It absolutely does not and Im pretty certain Im in the minority.At its core, this book was supposed to be about Institutional racism and oppression so I loved the message it was trying to relay but I hated the execution. What co...
  • 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 its 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 fel...
  • 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 weepies. It...
  • Roxane
    This was a gripping read. The world building here is phenomenal. The main characters are richly drawn and I was invested in each of their struggles. This book is very action packed. So much is happening! The ending is such a cliffhanger and I want to know whats next. This is well worth reading and such a strong debut. Tzarin could be more developed. Who is he beyond his sisters protector? At times the story felt overly dramatic. Zelie and Inan we...
  • 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 (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 ...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    4.5*I'm definitely going to have to reread this, but the audiobook was an awesome introduction to this story!
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    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 guess.It wasn't a terrible 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.
  • 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...
  • Teodora
    5/5 ⭐Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺Lets start with the basics: I am *in love* with the cover! Like, for real. Just look at it. Its gorgeous. Lit. So pleasing to look at.Okay, moving on. How much, on a scale of 1 to 10 do I love a good old dark mysticism story? The correct answer is 11. I do love this stuff. But it has to be really good. And the one expanded in Children of Blood and Bone is actually excitingly good. The book is...
  • 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 ...
  • Lola
    I want to join Zélie and Amaris squad badly.When youre a university student, its 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 chapter other...
  • 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 wasnt keeping us alive. It was thinking wed 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 to receive ...
  • Miranda Reads
    Psst. A new video is up - all about the bad books I've read this year! Now that you know that this one is on it, check out the Worst Books of 2019 video to see what other ones made the cut! Written review to comeYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads
  • ijeoma Agbaje
    A thoroughly dissappointing read. Before i dive into this review, i'd just like to say that i did like the premise of this book. I liked the fact that Tomi wanted to explore Yoruba mythology, i also absolutely loved the fact that she wanted to put Nigeria not just as a place representing Africa as a whole but a country with it's unique culture and all that - she failed in that though , but hey at least she didn't do the whole Africa is a country ...
  • 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...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    We are the people who fill the kings prisons, the people our kingdom turns into laborers. The people Orïshans try to chase out of their features, outlawing our lineage as if white hair and dead magic were a social stain.I really dont know how to begin this review and Im pretty certain that this is mostly due to the fact that it seems to be unpopular opinion time. *lol* Truth be told, this rarely happens when I read a book. If my friends say they...
  • Irina
    i binged read this all day so.... "As it fades, I see the truth - in plain sight, yet hidden all along. We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. This truth holds me close, rocking me like a child in a mother's arms. It bind me in its love as death swallows me in its gasp." This was an amazing read. I wanted to read this book since it came out and once I started it I couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    This review has been in the works for a little too, but thats because its a tough title for me to review. I originally received this as an eARC earlier in the year, and made it to about the 40% mark before DNFing it a few weeks before its release. I had already pre-ordered it and wanted to try it again, so I grabbed my finished copy off the shelf in May and read the rest of it over the span of a few days. Courage does not always roar. Valor does...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue."*Insert standing ovation here. Wow. This was incredible! I'm always cautious going into a hyped book because you never know what you're going to get. I've arrived at the point in my reading experience where I'm feeling a bit "been there, done that" with YA fantasy. Not to say I don't enjoy it, but up until now, it's been a hot minute since I've found a truly unique s...
  • 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...
  • Caz (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.
  • Yusra ✨
    UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT!!!!! I think 99% of my friends loved this book, and trust me. I wanted to love it, too. The diverse cast of characters, a land of magic, themes of revenge, and fantasy- the ideas were all gripping. I thought I was going to love Zélie and her badass nature, and that there was going to be all the elements of a wonderful fantasy book. I thought I would find a new favourite YA fantasy! mild spoilers ahead, major are marked. T...
  • 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...
  • Chloe
    2nd read: August 2019. Audiobook5 starsReread in anticipation of Children of Virtue and Vengeance!1st read: May-April 2018. Physical5 stars
  • Claudia Ramírez
    4.5 stars!
  • Sana
    This is a 500+ page book which I devoured in 2 days. I'm so surprised by how fast I finished this. This was such a good ASS book. I was 100% invested in it and found it impossible to put down whenever I was reading. This book is fucking amazing and deserves all the hype it's getting!! I found myself getting attached to these characters so quick and literally on the edge of my seat because everything is so action packed and intense and death can h...
  • Sabrina
    With the right blow I could knock him off his feet; with the right thrust I could crush his throat. Im 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 fighting for t...