I really enjoyed this book. Obvious parallels with today‘s oppression, but still a good story line.
gonna be honest and say I feel like I'd enjoy this book more if I'd read it in middle or early high school BUT that being said it has some strong points. I really enjoyed Adeyemi's worldbuilding, setting, magic system, and integration of real-world social issues into parts of the plot 👍 the romance is pretty blah though, and the book doesn't feel like it picks up until the 2nd half 🤔
#ya #fantasy #kindle #libby
It is almost the weekend. What are you reading?
I am working on two books for the October #screamathon Reading Challenge with @4thhouseontheleft Tagged book and Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. I also think I am going to add Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book to the mix.
#ScaryScavengerHunt : this book (1) has a black cover, (2) has bone in the title, and (3) is part of a series (Legacy of Orïsha Series)
Absolutely loved this book! It had plenty of magic and suspense to keep me interested, and featured a strong female lead. Rumors are that it‘s going to be a movie, and I cant wait! Perfect way to start of #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter
- A recent #BOTM (The Gifted School)
- A re-read for bookclub (going to try Daisy on Audio this time)
- The tagged book & Brideshead Revisited are to tie up #Booked2019
- Curtain & The Little Prince are for #Pop19
- And the bottom 3 are calling to me from my night stand!
The start of the story was a bit slow for me, it felt like any other YA book I read in the last year. Yet the more pages I turned the quicker I fell in love with the characters; their feelings relatable, their motivation pure and their actions derived from their past experience. The story is set in a beautiful world that I had fun discovering and am looking forward to dive into more in the sequel.
Zélie‘s strong willed, hot headed and a fighter. Also, she‘s hilarious, her quick jabs and snaps at Amari tickled me to core, but also provided some nice breaks. TBH - my only gripe was the “connection” with the “Little Prince” I listened to this book on Audible and I really enjoyed hearing the Nigerian dialect - it allowed me to really connect with each character.
Tomi Adeyemi has created an amazing world and complex characters in this book. I love Zélie as the strong leading woman of the story and her relationships with her brother, Amari and Inan. I can‘t wait to read the next segment of the story and what other works of art result from this awesome story!
Would you like to show us some of your favorite book covers @MsLeah8417 ? No explanation needed. Post a photo of that moving cover art and tag one Litten each day for the week. Can‘t wait to see what you got! Have fun!!💕
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Cover Design by Rich Deas
A powerful story but I had to keep taking breaks because it was a little intense. There is a lot of violence.
The characters are very different from each other and all have some obstacle to overcome before embracing their destinies. They are all likeable and in likeable 3 dimensional characters which makes the trials they go through very intense and personal. Highly recommend. #diversebooks
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • This is one action-packed book that moves seriously FAST — let your mind drift for one minute and you‘ll miss something important. It‘s got both Harry Potter and The Hunger Game vibes. Many descriptions (world building, descriptions of the magic structure, etc.) are lacking, which is a pretty major flaw and can make it hard to visualize. That being said, I can‘t wait for the sequel and it‘s going to make a fantastic movie.
It took nearly 2 months but I‘ve finished.
The second half far outweighed the first half so if you can push yourself that far, it‘s worth it. It‘s too long...but consistently felt like details were skipped over. I also would have appreciated a more fleshed out look at the gods & their powers. 💁🏻♀️👩🏻💻❤️👑✨🧟♀️
I‘m in Ch. 10 of the audiobook and so far not impressed. Does it get better? 😒
I‘d have adored this as a teen but while some YA books work well for me as an adult, this was quite hard for me to get through. I don‘t hold it against the book as I think it would have worked well for the intended audience and I‘d 100% buy it for someone else. I love the mythology, I liked Zelie but I really dislike books skipping about between narrators so I‘d have rather stuck with her.
Really great book but not quite my vibe
Someone warned me this is basically Avatar: The Last Airbender, and then I was further warned that it's also got a rather shoe horned in romance. I read a bit and I'm not in love, so rather than repeat my mistake with The Cruel Prince and struggle with it for days...
I was so excited for this but I‘m currently 200+ pages in and feeling kind of underwhelmed. I know so many people dig it....does Zelie get more likable? My fave character at this point is Tzain.
I didn‘t hate this, but I would have bailed if it weren‘t for book club. I didn‘t like the writing very much, I thought the characters could have been more substantial, and found it annoying how easily the MC- a teenager- was able to influence the adults around her.
It wasn‘t all awful though- cool magic system, especially the way it related to deities. I love the idea of riding giant cats with horns. And I liked the fighting style the MC used.
Doing some late night power reading cause:
A) Book Club tomorrow and I‘m currently 71% done and
B) I‘m not loving this book like I wanted to so this final stretch is feeling longer than it probably is. 🙄😂
Thank goodness Elliot is providing some #catsoflitsy cuteness to help me finish up this book! 😻
This has elements of lots of other stories, giving something for everyone. Adeyemi‘s knack for chapter endings just makes you want to keep reading, like binging your favorite show; I mostly read this book in 2 days. There are some too-convenient plot points I wish she figured out other ways to resolve, but you still care about the outcome. By the time you‘re 300 pages in, Adeyemi‘s true intentions with the story crystallize (see her Author‘s Note)
Circled is what I need to be reading for my upcoming book club on Friday (it‘s like 500+ pages so I really need to get cracking on it). The rest are current reads or recent downloads to my kindle. All calling to me. Can I resist and power through the book club book? 🤞😄 #bookishproblems
A tale with a stubborn, strong protagonist, with thematic elements that are relevant in our actual society (racism and prejudice). There are two characters from two different worlds, within a society that would peg them against each other, and despite that they end up working together. Magical elements and lovable characters.
About 30% done and really enjoying the book so far. The characters seem like they have depth to them (some more than others) and the magic element isn‘t too overwhelming that it‘s hard to understand.
Finished it so it took its place on my shelf today. So, so good. The world building grabbed me before I even started the story, the characters were fantastic, the pacing was great, the story grabbed all of my feels. Highly recommend. It has some pretty intense real moments, but it‘s exquisitely raw and genuine.