The first book in The Legacy of Orisha trilogy, Children of Blood and Bone is a High Fantasy book by Goodreads award-winning author, Tomi Adeyemi.

Children of Blood and Bone
Children of Blood and Bone

The second book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, was published December 3, 2019, after the first book was published on March 6, 2018. The final instalment does not yet have a title or publication date set to it.

Originally published by Henry Holt and Company, the first instalment has 525 pages and was one of the most well-rated books of 2018 with a 4.5 rating on Goodreads. // Children of Blood and Bone

Zélie Adebola remembers the night magic disappeared and the hostile King killed both Maji and the hope of her people.

Living under torment in his rule Zélie runs into the naive princess, together with whom she is destined to bring back magic and be the esteemed Maji Reaper the world needs her to be.

But the vengeful and delusional prince has set in his mind to create every obstacle in their way making Zélie face them and battle underlying feelings for a price whose purest quality might be a betrayal.

I was drawn to this book (Children of Blood and Bone) purely because of the great review by nearly all fellow readers and I was not disappointed with the vivid picture description, inquisitive storyline and gut-wrenching undertones of a story much bigger than what meets the eye.

There is so much action in this story. There are endless chase scenes, epic battles using swords, staffs, bows, and different kinds of magic. There are unexpected twists and turns and just so much intensity.

The plot is wonderfully constructed with so much to enjoy. Children of Blood and Bone will totally keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time while reading – but you won’t be able to *completely* predict what’s coming next.

The book is very fast-moving and keeps readers on the edge of their seat. If you haven’t read this book, then what are you doing?

By Minahil Naghman

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