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Children of Blood and Bone
Children of Blood and Bone | Tomi Adeyemi
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BennettBookworm
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I‘m so glad I finally read this! And now I need to read book 2! Really intense story and vividly painted world. Interesting to find a story where magic is depicted in both a good and bad light? Obvi as a reader tho you know it‘s good and it‘s just that others fear it, which is a commentary in itself. My only thing was that the writing jumped around so much, switching narrators every few pages, IMO making it hard to focus sometimes.

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bookie.monster.ph
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Children Of Blood And Bone
Tomi Adeyemi

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Zoes_Human
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Bailedbailed

I like the magic system, cultural structure, cultural conflicts, and motivations. However, that wasn't enough to get me to the end of it. I will tolerate a certain amount of romance for good fantasy, but this has TWO romantic subplots plus pretty angsty platonic and familial ones. Specific to the audio, as good a narrator as Bahni Turpin is, and she is AMAZING, I don't like having multiple 1st person perspectives read by the same narrator.

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Afua
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This is the fastest I‘ve torn through a novel in a very long time.Even with life happening & my short attention span distracting me at every turn.Adeyemi writes the African YA epic that I wish 9 year old me had but realising today the 9 year old inside me has been delighted beyond measure drinking in this world of love & injustice over the last few days.Grateful always for books that conjure worlds that hold us & the children we still are inside🧡

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Awk_Word_Smith
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readingjedi
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Mehso-so

I was fully expected to be blown away by this one given the massive hype & 7 figure advance but I was thoroughly disappointed. And confused - had I read a different book?! I didn't think it was that good at all. The writing seemed immature (HOW many times was the word 'ugh' used?!), the characters shallow & tedious, the plot nothing I'd not encountered before & the romance predictable, formulaic & a tad problematic. All just a bit...boring. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi The allegorical aspect of it is worthy (racism, inequality, genocide) but it's done with all the subtlety of a house brick to the forehead. The action is so high octane & unrelenting it becomes exhausting & all too much - like an over-done action hero movie - and thus boring. There is a lot of killing - to the point it loses its poignancy & becomes meaningless. To me this is highly over rated & done so much better elsewhere. 4mo
Traci1 I thought it was a bit overrated too. It wasn't terrible, but It wasn't great either. 4mo
readingjedi @Traci1 I believe that the best examples of YA should appeal to & entertain 'old adults' as well as the true target audience. I probably would've loved this at 13, but it's just so obviously aimed at that age group that it doesn't do a lot for me now I'm, er, not 13 anymore! 4mo
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LibrarianRyan I never finished this. I was enjoying it but I wasn't wowed by it. Then came the Nora Roberts things and it turned my stomach and I have not picked it up since. And the NR thing really hurt. Because this lady had a 3 book deal. Was chosen as the first every Tonight Show book club, and lots of hype. Afterwards book 2 didn't sell well, and book 3 is no where to be seen. Don't even check out her website. It's self aggrandizing. 4mo
Reynosa8701 I felt like I was bored with this book as well and somehow ended up with book 2 😂😂😂 4mo
readingjedi @LibrarianRyan Soooo....I looked at her website! Lots of pictures of the author looking attractive and not a single image of her work on the front page! Kinda weird... 4mo
BoleyBooks I wanted to love this too…the cover art gave me high expectations. 4mo
Vansa Completely agree with everything you've said. Badly written,the romance is ripped off from Kylo Ren/Rey which was bad enough, the characters are complete blanks. 4mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
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I fool myself into thinking I will have time to read on vacation. I did finish one. But the other two I brought—including this beauty by @tomiadeyemi — never made it open. I do have a 3yo so don‘t feel too sorry for me as I spent my vacation playing in the sand, laughing, and swimming.
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#books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

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Robii
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 I LOVE ZELIE!!! No, but seriously, she is my favorite. ?Zelie is depicted throughout this book with resilience to continue despite the odds constantly being stack against her. She is a bit rough, yet something inside her radiates with strength and beauty. Might it be magic?!?!? She is athletic, morally intelligent, and the “Major Key” (Dj. Khaled's voice) to getting magic back. What‘s not to love? 

Mavey Zélie Supremacy!!🥳💪🏻 Have you started the second book? You'll love it even more! Happy Reading! 4mo
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rachelbuckley
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Does anyone else listen to the audiobook of their current read while reading the physical book? I tend to listen faster than I read, so when I do both at the same time, I‘m able to read faster. I also can‘t sit still, so looking at the physical book while listening to it allows me to read for longer, maintain focus, & retain what I‘m reading better. I feel like I‘m the only one who does this but I SWEAR someone taught me 😂
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#audiobook #hoopla

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WanderingBookaneer
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The author at the Met Gala last night.

rachelk So gorgeous 😍 4mo
BiblioLitten Wow! 4mo
Tera66 And that fan! 4mo
Gissy 👌😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
kspenmoll Beautiful dress beautiful woman! 4mo
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rachelbuckley
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#ProgressCheck on my current read! I‘m about 30% through Children of Blood and Bone, and it‘s such an engaging read 💕 I‘m still intimidated by how long it is, but I have a feeling that soon enough, I won‘t be able to put this one down!
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#currentlyreading #currentread #read #reader #reading

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readingjedi
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Starting this one tonight. A long time resident on my TBR list. Guess you could say I'm "late to the party".... Actually that phrase really bugs me. What does it actually mean? No-one can read every book within days/weeks of its pub date and you can read books decades/centuries after their pub date. I didn't read Wuthering Heights in 1847 - I was 150 years late for that party so I guess I should apologise! ???

Nessavamusic Enjoy! 5mo
jeannasser Louder for the people in the back 😌😌 5mo
ckittle019 I just started this one!!💛 5mo
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Ravenpuff
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This was such an amazing read! The writing was exquisite; it was detailed in a poetic way. I loved the characters because Adeyemi has her characters think before they do something. Every move is intentional. Her characters are definitely round characters, they have their good and bad qualities, which I think is essential. The plot is just incredible. You will certainly feel empowered and as if you‘re going on a journey along with the characters.

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Ravenpuff
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After the Raid from the monarchy, magic disappeared. Now, with the discovery of ancient magical artifacts, magic has a chance to live again. It‘s up to young maji, Zélie. She travels across Orïsha with her brother and Orïsha princess, Amari to bring the artifacts to an ancient island before the Solstice. But her growing feelings for the enemy, Prince Inan, complicate her journey. Will she bring magic back?

This has been on my TBR for so long.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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I like all the fantasy, action set in the book.I loved Amari ‘s character, better than the MC. And Inan character is my least fav. At times it was confusing. Somehow couldn‘t appreciate the love story much, at some places story was predictable. But the writing style is like watching an action movie. It was an entertaining read, with a powerful message. 3🌟. #bookspinbingo #doublespin #1 #YA #seriesread2021 #stackingtheseries

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ᴄʜɪʟᴅʀᴇɴ ᴏꜰ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴏɴᴇ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ᴛᴏᴍɪ ᴀᴅᴇʏᴇᴍɪ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ʟᴇɢᴀᴄʏ ᴏꜰ ᴏʀÏꜱʜᴀ

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Kdgordon88
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#CuriousCovers Day 2 #RedandWhite I am using this photo challenge to reintroduce myself to owned books on my TBR and hope to participate all month. 🤞🏼 This one has been on my shelf since it was released and now there is a sequel which isn‘t on my shelf....yet. 🤣

Nessavamusic Great book! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on my shelf too!! ❤️📚🤍 (edited) 8mo
Eggs Great idea ♥️⚪️♥️ 8mo
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Mavey
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Mama Agba💝💪🏻

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Mavey
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#20in4 May Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 !
Completed one book and 100 pages into the sequel!
Kudos to everyone who participated!💕

booksellerofyourdiscontent They are both on my TBR. I need to get to them! 8mo
Mavey @booksellerofyourdiscontent They were good! Happy Reading! 8mo
Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 8mo
Mavey @Andrew65 😊💗 8mo
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RegineReads
Bailedbailed

The story in this is so interesting, I was originally enthralled by the world. However, it reads like an action movie! I can see how that might be why the book is so popular, and I love a good action scene, but for me it's difficult to deal with for most of a book. There are other reasons why I bailed, but, the overall writing style isn't for me. I'm super excited for the movies though, this seems like it was written with a screen in mind!

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Eva2
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This is a YA fantasy set in an African dystopia which kept me enthralled. Well written with a lot of action to keep teen readers engaged. It‘s a bit violent and bloody towards the end which leaves the reader on a precipice and wanting to pick up the second book. But as I‘m the type of reader who usually needs a break whilst reading a series I will pick up part 2 sometime in the future.

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Mavey
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I try not to think of her.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Omg I didn't realize it was Friday until I saw that you tagged me in this!! Yay!!!! 😂 Also, this has been on my tbr for so long. I should bump it up. 8mo
Mavey @ShyBookOwl 😂😄Time flies by, huh! Can't believe half of the year is going to be over soon! I've just started the book but it's very interesting! 8mo
ShyBookOwl @Mavey Yes! It's been a bit like Groundhog Day for over a year, so all the days just blur together now 😅 8mo
Mavey @ShyBookOwl That is very true! Hope everything gets okay soon. 8mo
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RegineReads
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I'm so excited to finally start this! Let a new adventure begin 🤓😁!

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nitalibrarian
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Our YA Librarian added a new poster to the YA section of our library. So pretty.

AmyG Love it. 9mo
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Meghan1
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We had to put this sweet old man to sleep last night and I have to stay home with my quarantined son today, so I am hanging out with my other dog and hoping to finish Children of Blood and Bone for my book club today. 💔

ravenlee I‘m so sorry. Nothing hurts quite like losing a fur baby. I hope you find rest today. 9mo
kspenmoll I am so sorry. 💕💕 9mo
Lesanne I‘m so sorry for your loss 🥺 9mo
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Lesanne I‘m so sorry for your loss. 🥺 9mo
Eggs So sorry 💔😞 9mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm so sorry 9mo
FashionableObserver I‘m so sorry! *hugs* 9mo
Soubhiville Oh, I‘m sorry. 9mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 9mo
mdm139 I‘m so sorry. We had to put down two old dogs during the pandemic. In some ways it made it more awful. 9mo
Readergrrl I‘m so sorry. This is the hard side of having furry friends. Sending hugs. 9mo
Susanita I‘m sorry 😢 9mo
Scochrane26 Sorry for your loss. 9mo
Simona So sorry 💔 9mo
TheSpineView Soooo sorry!😢💔 9mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 9mo
CaroPi So sorry for your lost 💔 9mo
SamAnne Oh, condolences! 9mo
MaureenMc 😔💗💗 9mo
Ruthiella So very sorry. It is so hard to say goodbye to our animal companions. 💔 9mo
JennyM I‘m so sorry 😞 It‘s so hard. Sending hugs x 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I am so very sorry for your loss. A dog's love is so special. 💔 9mo
jmtrivera I'm so sorry. 💜 9mo
Tera66 It's the hardest thing, so sorry.💙 9mo
Mavey My condolences!💔Hope everything is okay on your end now💗 8mo
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KtCakes22
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This was my first foray into audiobooks, and it was a great story to listen to. Within the kingdom of Orisha, I picked up some Harry Potter vibes and some GOT vibes, which I liked. There's a romance plot that felt forced and moved oddly fast; otherwise I enjoyed the progression of the book and really dived into the action sequences. I love books that give multiple perspectives, and here we get three! Looking forward to reading the sequel.

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Marzipanskies
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My never ending physical TBR, tell me about your experiences if you have read any of them!
•The black kids
•goodbye to Berlin
•Homegoing
•conversations with friends
•two can keep a secret
•daddy
•loveless
•I was born for this
•the hate u give
•the priory of the orange tree
•I am change
•cress (lunar chronicles 3)
•children of blood and bone

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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/HCt3u0Nf5BU

Enjoy!

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Gracelovesreading
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After struggling to start an adult book recently, I picked up this YA fiction and loved it. Fantasy escapism for lockdown days. Well developed characters, powerful scenes and deep themes. You also get glimpses into a Nigerian culture. Now gimme the sequel... 👍🇳🇬📔🖤

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wildwoodreads
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My February reading was all over the place. I read several books I enjoyed, and several I didn‘t. My favorite was probably between Children of Blood and Bone or The Child Wore Pearls. I loved them both for different reasons. What was your favorite read this month?

Full wrap up: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/02/28/february-2021-wrap-up/

Come-read-with-me The daffodils are joyful! 11mo
wildwoodreads @Come-read-with-me I came gone from vacation and they were blooming. It made my heart happy! 💕 11mo
wildwoodreads @BookishTrish Ooooo that‘s in my list. It sounds so good. 11mo
Come-read-with-me Those would make my heart happy too!!! Just so joyful! 11mo
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amber_ldsmom
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Mehso-so

3.5/5 🌟
I had a hard time swallowing all the hate and violence on the side of the good guys in this one. You usually see the good guys take the higher road, but not so much in this. Sometimes they did, but too much of the time they did not. It was darker than I wanted it to be. However, it did have nice complexity.

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Heideschrampf
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Mehso-so

Just finished my last book of 2020 with my #DoubleSpin pick for this month. I get why this has been celebrated so, but -and it might just have been a time and place thing- it didn‘t really grip me. A great YA-fantasy adventure following two pairs of siblings, fully modernized through themes of BLM and feminism in decent (if not outstanding) prose. Would have loved it as a teen.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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JulAnna
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Thank you so much! @Alfrazier21 😊
I am very excited to read this, and I will enjoy the Lindt truffles while reading! What a nice surprise!
#jolabokaflod
@MaleficentBookDragon thanks for organizing!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Alfrazier21 I‘m so happy you liked it! That book is so good!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 (edited) 13mo
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Grace.Henke
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This book follows 4 characters in the fight to bring magic back to Orïsha. Zélie and Tzain have suffered at the hands of the King. Amari is willing to fight against everything she‘s ever known. Inan is fighting to hide secrets that could cost him his future. If you like complex world building, multiple POVs, and magic, this book is for you! Magicite is an important motif and is seen frequently to show the importance of oppression to the plot.

MissYaremcio Ooo this sounds like an awesome book! Thank you for the review Grace! 6/6 14mo
cassandra.mack noiceee 14mo
liviakadezabek pretty 14mo
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GloVerdino
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Mehso-so

I‘m sure this is a very unpopular opinion but this was just ok for me. It might be the mindset I was in while I was trying to listen to it but I had to renew it from the library twice to get through it. It was long and a lot happened. Be sure to listen to the author‘s note at the end.

SW-T We all like what we like. I‘ve found several popular books to be just ok when I finally got around to them, while others I thought would be ok, I ended up really liking. You just never know. 1y
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Oldschool_millenial
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Another book that blew me out of the water. I heard Bahni Turpin's narration for the first time with "The Hate U Give" and she was just as spellbinding here. I love the world and I'm eager to see what happens next.
.... But I also need a little break because it genuinely rattles you about the montrosity humanity is capable of, and that's the point.

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PandaPanda
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So much more than another YA fantasy this is exactly the book we need right now. I think the author said it best in the author‘s note “if you cried for Zulaikha and Salim, cry for innocent children like Jordan Edwards, Tamir Rice, and Aiyana Stanley-Jones. They were fifteen, twelve, and seven when they were shot and killed by police.” #blacklivesmatter

daisyheadmaesie Wasn‘t a fan of this one, but I‘m glad you dig it! 1y
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AnansiGirl
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Plenty of books have been bought based on a pretty cover. Some I kept and some were donated. This one is a keeper and the artwork outranks them all.

#readwithmrbook #pickedforcover
@MrBook

MrBook Yes! Beautiful cover! 😁 1y
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TamTracy
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I was very excited to read this book even though it isn‘t any of my usual genres. YA fantasy is one I usually struggle with. It took me a long time to read as it didn‘t initially suck me in. I‘m glad I continued and finished because I really like what the story represents. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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IReadThereforeIBlog
Mehso-so

Tomi Adeyemi‘s visceral debut YA fantasy novel (the first in a trilogy) has a vivid Nigerian-inspired fantasy world, a fascinating magical system and strong themes of discrimination and abuse of power but the pacing is uneven, the plotting predictable and I didn‘t buy the relationship between the main characters (especially Amari and Tzain who are underdeveloped), in part due to the obligatory YA insta-romance although I would read the sequel.

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BiblioLitten
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#3book #thatweregiftedtome
1. The Kiss Quotient was a Christmas gift from a friend.
2. Children of Blood and Bone was a birthday gift from @BookaholicNatty
3. The Gown was a gift from my husband

I recommend all three if you like that particular genre.

Sace I've read Kiss Quotient and The Gown. Both were really good. 1y
BiblioLitten @Sace I often recommend The Gown. I kept researching the details while I was reading the book. 1y
Sace I did too! Took me longer to read because of it too 🤣 1y
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JenReadsAlot I'm reading The Gown right now! 1y
BiblioLitten @JenReadsAlot Hope you are enjoying it. I have gifted this to others too. 1y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎁 1y
GingerAntics I‘ve been wavering on the kiss quotient. The Gown looks amazing!!! 1y
BiblioLitten @GingerAntics I think you‘ll really like The Gown. 😊 1y
GingerAntics @BiblioLitten it‘s been on my wishlist since I first saw it here on Litsy. I‘m not even sure quite why I haven‘t read it yet. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1y
BiblioLitten @GingerAntics Hail Mount TBR! 😄 1y
GingerAntics @BiblioLitten 🤣😂🤣 exactly!!! I‘m going to need to live until I‘m about 200 and get everyone to stop publishing if I‘m ever going to read all of mount TBR. 1y
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AbbaZabba02
Mehso-so

Book 86 - audio

This was... Ok. I think it was a case of the narrator hurting the story more than an issue with the story itself.

I would reccomend it, but I'd say eyeball read it before you listen to it.

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jenniferw88
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
Cinfhen Way to go!!!!! 1y
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KtCakes22

"When your opponent has no honor, you must fight in different ways, smarter ways."

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jenniferw88
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Pride and Prejudice
Start Children of Blood And Bone, and whatever takes my fancy off my Kindle.

Cinfhen Isn‘t that a great feeling????? Hope you find something wonderful 💕 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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This was good. I‘m looking forward to the next book.
The characters had depth and the story made sense.
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I‘m not very articulate this morning I might repost this review when my brain is better functioning.

#readblackauthors

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Katies_always_booked
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This teacher going back to school really messed with my reading this week! 😫

#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
🎧 Children of Blood and Bone
🎧 Scrappy Little Nobody
🎧 The Mysterious Howling

#currentlyreading
📖 Happy & You Know It
📖 The Darwin Affair
📖 Pride and Prejudice

#weeklyforcast
🎧 The Jetsetters

SW-T Looks like you made plenty of progress over the summer! 😂 Enjoy the variety of your selections. 😊 1y
Katies_always_booked @SW-T Lol Thanks! Yes, my choices are quite random - I‘ll read anything someone (or a podcast) recommends and I‘m at the mercy of my library holds coming in since I rarely buy books - I‘d go broke! 😂 1y
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