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Children of Blood and Bone
Children of Blood and Bone | Tomi Adeyemi
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TheSpineView
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I finished the first book in the #screamathonreadingchallenge. Book made possible by the lovely @riversong153 Thank you! Great world building and wonderful characters too. Can't wait to see where the story goes!

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Jb2003
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I really enjoyed this book. Obvious parallels with today‘s oppression, but still a good story line.

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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📖 Currently reading the tagged book and The Deserter.
📘 Nothing from the library.
📘 I do something else I love until I get in the mood to read again. Usually practice piano more and work on projects.

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uwak
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Mehso-so

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

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Vulpixen
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Mehso-so

Enh. It was fine. Too slow and long for my liking. Some of the relationships also didn‘t feel real to me. I almost abandoned this one, and won‘t be following the series. 🤷‍♀️

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TheSpineView
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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.

Jesstifies Graveyard book is really delightful!!! 2w
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samanthagutt
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#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

Shayrpshooter I‘m super excited to see this become a film. What an amazing 😉 story! (edited) 2w
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KarenUK
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#OctoberTBR

- 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!

4thhouseontheleft I had a hard time getting into the physical copy of Daisy Jones, but am finding the audiobook fantastic! 3w
WhatWouldJaneDo I just listened to Daisy Jones on audio and it was incredible! The cast is great and you really feel for all the characters. 3w
marleed I loved this audiobook but had to own the print. TJR places such great lines in the mouths of her characters that I want the print reference. ... it was also fun to reread for nuances once I knew the ending. Dang - I wish I could type more about that. 3w
jillrhudy Daisy on audio was SO excellent. 3w
BiblioLitten I can see a few favourites! Especially the third vertical stack. 2w
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PaulaNovotna
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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.

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Shayrpshooter
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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.

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Shayrpshooter
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They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

BethM Welcome to the best corner of the internet! 3w
Shayrpshooter @BethM Greetings!! How did I just find this 😁 3w
BethM Be ready for your TBR to explode! 3w
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uwak
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busy morning at my favorite local breakfast spot ☕ I wanted to get through Children of Blood and Bone without the physical library hardback being confined to my bedside table so I decided to read it on my kindle instead 🤷‍♀️

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bookishlyblessed
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Day 1: #7days7covers #covercrush Post a photo of a cover you love with no explanation. Tag someone new everyday: @A.Shari.A

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uwak
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my partner was side-eyeing me for impulse-checking this out and then he immediately snatched it from my nightstand for himself 😂 it's been in holds hell for forever so I *had* to jump on the opportunity ✌️

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Cosmos_Moon
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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!

bookladyreads I could not get into this book, which was disappointing because I had it on my tbr for a long time. But I really didn't like this book. I'm not sure if it's because the book just wasn't my cup of tea or because I was still on a total high after reading Daisy Jones & The Six. 1mo
Cosmos_Moon Huh... I‘ve not heard of that book. I‘ll have to check it out. I‘ll admit for me the first few chapters were a bit slow when Amari was in the palace & I‘m not usually a big fantasy reader, but once she escaped and met up with Zèlie, I was flying through it. Curious about the animal names, I googled them & found they‘re making a move & a 2nd book is coming out in December this year. So that made me excited. I enjoy seeing movie interpretations. 1mo
Cosmos_Moon It‘s not much of a spoiler... also really liked the author‘s note at the end. (edited) 1mo
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Nute
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#CoverCrush #7Covers7Days

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!!💕

Day Two:
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Cover Design by Rich Deas

AnansiGirl The most beautiful bookcover I‘ve ever seen 😍 1mo
Jess861 This book cover is phenomenal! 1mo
Nute @AnansiGirl @Jess861 Agreed!💕 1mo
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BookishRedhead
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Loved this!
Different vibe from some stories which I like.
Magical and badass.
This review is like 2 weeks late...whoops

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awishman
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This audio book is like an 18-hour roller coaster ride. Just non-stop, relentless action, I enjoyed this book, but also found it kind of emotionally exhausting because things. just. keep. happening. Interesting world-building and characters as well.

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LazyLimaLife
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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

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TheReadingNurse
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Diving in

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LeaWin7
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The audio is so damn good! I'm blown away!

Graciouswarriorprincess I just finished it as an audio! I loved it! 2mo
LeaWin7 @Graciouswarriorprincess yay I'm glad you loved it! I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did! I flew through the audio! 2mo
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reading_rainbow
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me and my sister each got a special cover edition. she got Lighter and i got Connector. book sounds amazing and the art is beautiful. it also came with a poster/map

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Whoa!!

tammysue That‘s interesting it should be amazing right!! 2mo
Velvetfur Oohh I'll have to get round to reading my ebook version of it then, asap! 2mo
rather_be_reading @tammysue if Lucasfilm is doing it then YES! 2mo
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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • 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.

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Nerdy_Bookworm
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Decided to treat myself today! Finally reading this!

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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

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. 💁🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍💻❤️👑✨🧟‍♀️

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Readage

"Maybe I should be quiet. Or maybe he should die."

#bookquotes #quotes #fiction #novel

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It took 300 pages for Zelie to put her guard down...but once she did, I‘m starting to see this story for the modern metaphor it could be. Esp given the influx of mass shootings in the US this week. Ooof.

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Melismatic
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I don‘t want to quit you...because I hate to quit anything — esp since I‘ve had trouble finishing any book these days! Too busy. 😴 New Goal: I‘m powering through. My #TBR is too long to keep wasting time.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I‘m in Ch. 10 of the audiobook and so far not impressed. Does it get better? 😒

MelissaSue81 People rave about this book but i couldn‘t get into it (I had trouble following a lot of it too.) I‘m not a fantasy reader, so I think that‘s why. Wasn‘t for me though. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid If you're already at chapter 10 and you don't like it then it really doesn't get any better honey. I find that either people like this book or they just don't. But it is pretty much the same throughout the book. 3mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @MelissaSue81 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! I haven‘t given up on it yet—I just cranked the audio speed up to 1.75! I have a hard time dnf‘ing. We‘ll see! 😁 3mo
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Emilymdxn
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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

marleed Yea, I hesitate to rate a YA that doesn‘t resonate with me because I‘m clearly aware that I‘m not the target audience. But when I click with YA, I‘m grateful for the genre and the voice a book gives to the conversation. 3mo
Emilymdxn @marleed yeah absolutely my thoughts exactly, there are some YA books that I‘ve read and been really grateful that I did like The Hate You Give, Wintergirls and To All The Boys I‘ve Loved Before but quite a few so I don‘t wanna give up on YA books overall, but quite a lot of them I read and think ‘if only I were still the target audience‘. 3mo
OnlyYoo The only thing I really didn‘t get about this book was whether she really wanted to bring magic back or not. Her and the main antagonist seemed to keep changing their minds? 3mo
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shanaqui
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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...

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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For the #24in48 audiobook challenge, I love Libby. These are my two audiobooks on hold. @24in48

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Alyson_reads
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Loving this book so far! I'm about halfway through and already itching for the sequel to be released.

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Melismatic
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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.

Merethebookgal This one was just okay to me. If you don‘t love it now, it doesn‘t get much better tbh 3mo
staci.reads Same. I thought it was okay. Didn't live up to the hype for me. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Hey darlin 👋😊 I was just checking up on you because I haven't received any books for a couple of months now for our postal book club. Is everything okay? Are you okay? 3mo
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Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid Hi love! I‘m doing great - hope you are, too! I actually haven‘t received any books yet...I sent you my pick a while back. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Uh oh! Let me check on Julie 3mo
TheReadingMermaid So glad you are well hon ❤️😘 3mo
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Soubhiville
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Mehso-so

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.

Soubhiville Bookclub results: 2 👍, 3 👎, 1 unfinished. I think I might need to take a break from YA Fantasy. 4mo
OneCent76 Good to know. I've been wondering if the hype was real for this one. 4mo
Gissy I have this!😱and it has a sequel. Someday I will have to read it to see how it works forme. At least cover is stunning😂second book cover is also pretty. 4mo
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Eyelit
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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! 😻

LauraJ Good tabby! 4mo
ShyBookOwl I've been looking forward to this one. What aren't you enjoying? 4mo
Eyelit @ShyBookOwl I love the idea/concepts and world put forth, I just don‘t think much of the execution. Quite a bit is repetitive and there‘s a lot of angst that gets old real quick. There is one character I absolutely loathe, and cringe whenever the story shifts to their PoV. All in all I‘d give it an overall ok rating. I just really wanted to like it more. Maybe my expectations were too high 4mo
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ShyBookOwl @Eyelit aww. I get that. Is it a translation? I wonder if that might account for the repetition. Sometimes translations can be clunky, but I'm not sure if that's the case with this one. 4mo
Eyelit @ShyBookOwl I don‘t think it‘s a translation. This is the author‘s first book, though. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Eyelit gotcha 4mo
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iamtoddseal
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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)

iamtoddseal This book has its problems that I hope improve with her next book in the series, but it‘s certainly worth reading, especially if you‘re looking for YA titles to recommend or for sci-fi from a different background. 4mo
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Eyelit
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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

Soubhiville Good luck! I just finished it yesterday. 4mo
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iamtoddseal
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“What do you need us to do?”

Adeyemi really has a knack for chapter ending quotations!

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iamtoddseal
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“‘This stone.‘ She lowers her voice. ‘What does it look like?‘”

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jen_the_scribe

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.

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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.

ladym30 Really enjoyed this book! 4mo
hjreviews @ladym30 i saw this in the bookstore like 7 months ago and was super intrigued but already had too many picked out that day😩 kind of wishing I would have switched something out for this one! 4mo
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NeamhainHughes
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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.

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hjreviews
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So excited… def need to finish one of current reads now though!