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Children of Blood and Bone
Children of Blood and Bone | Tomi Adeyemi
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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! 2w
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! 2w
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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!

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Bailedbailed

I could be wrong, but I have the feeling this is a very predictable story in a unique setting. Unfortunately, I am not in the mood for "a reluctant heroine has to find these items before time runs out." I also couldn't take another of Zelie's screams of "Inan" (sorry Bahni!). I'll likely go back at some point, since there are unique and appealing aspects, but not right now.

LibrarianRyan I only made it half way as well. It wasn't as exciting as expected. It was good, but not great, and so slow. Then the entire Nora Roberts thing happened, and I just have no desire to pick it back up. I probably will eventually, but it will be a while. 2w
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Had a bit of a reading slump for the last couple months… but over the last couple days my library hold requests and future reading list has been growing and growing

Buechersuechtling Oh, I know this so well. 🙂 2w
hjreviews @Buechersuechtling let‘s just hope my enthusiasm keeps up as the holds start rolling in 😂 2w
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Epic YA panel with Jason Reynolds, Cassandra Clare, Julie Murphy, and Tomi Adeyemi #bookcon

They all have books being released. Cassandra Clare also noted she has a non-Shadowhunters adult high fantasy series she is starting to write (Sword Catcher).

MrBook You going to be available after that for a quick hi?! ☺️🤞🏻🤞🏻🤗 2w
bookandcat We are headed to a meet and greet at 430 but if you catch me in the interim I can say hi! @MrBook 2w
MrBook Nice! So where are you now and where is the Meet & Greet? 2w
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bookandcat Still in the main stage area (last two rows) at this panel and then the meet and greet is on the top floor. If you're at the babysitter's club clubhouse area between top floor and show floor around 415 we are headed up that way then! 2w
bookandcat @MrBook ^ forgot to tag. 2w
MrBook Lol. Okay, see you there. 2w
MrBook We‘re over by the big blocks 2w
Suet624 Jason Reynolds!!! 2w
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Panel: Discovering Debuts with Macmillan.

Three successful debuts and how they were discovered and marketed.

#bookexpo19 #bookexpo #BEA

DivineDiana This sounds so interesting! 3w
LibrarianRyan Its interesting that they do not have the authors speaking. Actually kind of nice. 3w
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❤️Tomi Adeyemi❤️

#bookexpo19 #bookexpo #BEA

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At the Children‘s authors breakfast on day thee of #BookExpo.

Was hoping for an ARC of CoVaV, but I guess they‘re keeping it embargoed.

I can always do with another copy of CoBaB for gifts! 😁

#bookexpo19 #BEA

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NeamhainHughes
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Poor lighting, but I am so excited about starting this book!! Photo bomb by my pupper Lacy lol.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Mehso-so

Decent book but it fell a little flat for me.

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DebbieGrillo
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1. We are buying an income/vacation property and I'm over the moon about it!

2. Kicking off the weekend with supper from our favorite food truck that is parked at the local Brewery along the river. Spending most of the weekend resting my injured back and reading the tagged book. Wish I could get out for a walk in the lovely Spring weather, but I guess you can't have it all.

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

kspenmoll Hope your back heals soon. Take care of it! 4w
CouronneDhiver Three cheers for the vacation home - that‘s awesome! 4w
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Mehso-so

I have read my fair share of YA novels, and most I have enjoyed, and some I didn‘t and unfortunately I really didn‘t enjoy this one. I did appreciate the setting,African historical and spiritual culture.The young characters were brave and the adventures are unique. I understand what the writer was trying to accomplish ,but to me there was just too much violence for a YA story.🤷🏼‍♀️

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DebbieGrillo
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I hurt my back and if I move at all it spasms constantly. I signed up for @wanderinglynn #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc and accomplished none of my goals last week. I didn't post by Thursday night because it feels like I'm making excuses. I hate that. Please send good healing vibes!

I'm reading the tagged book.

Cinfhen Sorry you aren‘t feeling well!! Take it slow. Sending lots of healing vibes 1mo
Megabooks Sending healing thoughts! You‘re absolutely right about self care! 1mo
DGRachel Back pain is no joke. I hope the spasms ease soon and you feel better. Don‘t beat yourself up! 1mo
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marleed I‘m Im so sorry. I had severe back pain everyday for a year that was fortunately resolved with a surgery. What I learned is chronic pain is a mind body and soul thing. Don‘t let it get you down emotionally even though it is attacking you physically. Get well soon! 1mo
TrishB Take care ❤️ 1mo
Clwojick 1st - I hope you‘re taking things slowly, and healing. 2nd - Do you have a foam roller? Both myself and my husband tend to hurt our backs easily, and they really help. 3rd- I love this quote! And it is very true. We‘ve got to remember to recharge our minds and bodies, and not push ourselves too hard💚 (edited) 1mo
wanderinglynn Definitely not making excuses. Your back is important, so take care. I didn‘t meet my goals last week either. Adapt your goals to focus on healing. You got this! Sending you healing vibes. 💚 1mo
BookwormAHN Your back is not an excuse. Please take care. Sending positive thoughts and hugs 🌷 1mo
ShelleyBooksie This happened to my back not long ago and it was terrible. Sending you healing vibes!! I look forward to your review of this book 1mo
guinsgirlreads Best of luck!! Back pain definitely sucks 👎🏻😤🙏🏻! 1mo
Lcsmcat Take care of yourself. You only get one back. 🙏🏼 1mo
DivineDiana Feel better. ❤️ 1mo
Purrfectpages Back pain is the worst! Hope you bounce back soon! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Feel better soon 1mo
VanChocStrawberry Back pain sucks, it‘s real; not an excuse. Hop you feel better soon!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! Do not feel bad- self Care is very important. 1mo
CarolynM Feel better💐 1mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! 1mo
dariazeoli Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 1mo
Caterina So sorry. I hope you feel better soon, and keep taking care of yourself and resting plenty. ❤️❤️ I LOVED the tagged book, I hope it serves as a good distraction from the pain. ❤️ 1mo
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Always happens...2 come off holds at the same time!! Starting with Children of Blood and Bone first!!

Prairiegirl_reading Every. Single. Time!! 😩 1mo
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Ingerella
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Pickpick

This book took me awhile to finish but I made it with 18 hrs to spare before book club. I don't know how many times I've said "fantasy isn't my cup of tea", but I enjoyed this cup and would like a refill. I'm looking forward to the next installment, Children of Vengeance and Virtue. 4/5 ⭐

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this despite some of the storytelling flaws. Deaths seemed to happen too quickly and the suspense wasn't really drawn out. The tension had such a small hold on me that I wasn't completely emotionally invested, and that's usually my entire reason for reading. However, I liked the concept enough that I'll get the sequel

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Reminds me of someone...

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Ingerella
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I'm currently listening to the Children of Blood and Bone audiobook, narrated by Bahni Turpin, and it is so, so good! I can't stop listening! I had a hard time getting into the book on my Kindle and then the library audiobook became available. What a difference! I highly recommend it if you enjoy audiobooks and this is on your TBR list.

JaclynW Bahni Turpin is one of my favorite narrators! I've loved all the ones I've listened to from her. This was a great story! 2mo
Ingerella @JaclynW Same! This is my third or fourth time with her as a narrator. She's so good! 2mo
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cmarie
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Is it cliche to describe a book about magic as a magical experience? Because I was spellbound by this book; the characters were amazing, the plot was incredible, and the writing was flawless. Relieved I didn't read it when it first came out as I don't have as long to wait for the next one, but I will be first in line in Waterstones when it's released

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cmarie
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Being able to read in the sunshine was an unexpected surprise 🌞

ShyBookOwl 'Tis the season 😎📚 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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Lauraandherbooks Welcome to litsy!! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 2mo
cmarie @CoffeeNBooks @Leftcoastzen @Lauraandherbooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you guys! Loving it so far, everyone seems so friendly! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful cup and saucer!! 2mo
cmarie @Leftcoastzen thank you! It makes feel a lot fancier than I probably look 😂 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 2mo
cmarie @Eggs thank you! Really enjoying it so far 2mo
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This starts out like a standard YA fantasy (with some wild blood magic) but the last 200 pages kick it up with some interesting scenes. Slow pacing at times but with rapid moves as the book closes. The author draws on African myths to create a world of magi with different skills whose power can be taken away.

ambam1987 I‘m excited to listen to Tomi Speak at Teen Lit Con! 2mo
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Pickpick

Waited a long time for this hold to come through...it was worth the wait!

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DivineDiana
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Zélie Adebola has been told that she will be the one to save her people and restore magic. She has a very hard time believing this prophesy. #anglophileapril #wonderwall

Cinfhen How is this book?? I want to suggest it for our bookclub but I‘m not sure what the ladies will think?!! 3mo
DivineDiana @cinfhen I listened to it on audio, and enjoyed it. It‘s YA, and there is a lot of magic, so not sure if it is something they would enjoy. At the end of the audio, the author explained her purpose in writing it. Her words made me appreciate it on a different level. (edited) 3mo
Mdargusch Sounds interesting but I can‘t do magic. 😕 3mo
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Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard such great things but yeah, the magic scares me off. 3mo
emilyhaldi Ohhhhh looks dramatic!! 3mo
DivineDiana @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi Jimmy Fallon chose it for his Book Club. If you liked the movie, Black Panther, you would enjoy this! 🙂 2mo
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Almost glad to be ill so I could read this. Quite literally didn‘t stop until I finished it!

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AvalonRoselin
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I just finished this and what an absolute emotional thrill ride!!!! I loved every page of this book, every character, every detail of the world. READ THIS.
#books #bookrecs #amreading #currentlyreading #fantasy #ya

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ElizabethAndino
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My library loan finally came in! Been waiting 4 months for this one! Can‘t wait to dig in.

wen4blu Book two is out in June! 3mo
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Still reading Children of Blood and Bone, still loving every page! I love how the Clans are set up in the beginning of the book, it's a good reference to lead with!
#currentlyreading #fantasy #bookrecs

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I expected a lot from this book because I had heard a lot, but it didn‘t do a lot for me. The story idea was interesting, but a lot of things weren‘t well-described and a lot was super cliche in the world of YA. I also really wanted a glossary. I was disappointed in the cliched ending where Amari discovered her own seeming maji heritage because that story already happened with her brother and his had more conflict than hers ever could.

imyril So tropey. I found this a very frustrating read. 3mo
SphinxFeathers I super agree. I‘m sad about it too. It is her first book though, and she‘s clearly got a huge imagination, so I‘m hoping for good things in the future. 2mo
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iamcourtneyb
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Had to pause on this one to get several other books with library deadlines read. Happy to be back in this mysterious world!

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Pickpick

Really, really good!

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Pickpick

I am soooo glad I was able to finish this book before heading to work today! I‘m looking forward to the 2nd book in this series, coming this year! This world was so creative and the characters were fantastic.

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AvalonRoselin
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I'm #currentlyreading Children of Blood and Bone. The worldbuilding is drawing me right in!
#books #fantasy

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iread2much
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Mehso-so

This book had some really good parts, but it jumped around a LOT, and some of the character development just wasn‘t up to where it needed to be. Besides the rushed plot and kind of random jumps and slow downs, it was really fun to read in some places. It took me a very long time to get through and the Princess was the reason I did the slog. She is a bad ass and if the series focuses on her I‘d finish it. 2/5 stars.

imyril Just finished this one and ugggggh it was frustrating. I‘m still confused by the rave reviews about world building - it‘s polarised magical racism in a Nigeria where the cities have been relocated and lions have horns (I never did get what was going on there. Magical realism?). I quite liked the plot choices in the final act, but I don‘t think I was meant to cheer when some characters died. Oops? 3mo
iread2much @imyril i agree, I don‘t see why it was hailed as something so amazing. It has a LOT of flaws and I was just impressed with it as much as all the rave reviews made me think I would be. 3mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐I was distracted by life stuff while listening to this book. It's probably closer to a 5 ⭐read, but I gave it 4 because there were times where it seemed to ramble on and couldn't hold my attention.

Though it is a magical fictional fantasy novel, there is a pleading message for people to see the humanity in each other that shines through.

Bahni Turpin reads the hell out of the audio version. I highly recommend listening to it!

MidnightBookGirl Loved the audio too! 3mo
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"I shouldn‘t be asking when things got this bad. I should ask why I ever thought things had gotten better." - Zelie

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#ReadBlackWomen #FirstPost #LitsyVirgin

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pocketmermaid
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Showing off my new pin! I read this back in ARC format (and it was GORGEOUS), but I love it so much that I had to pick up the B&N special edition! This pin is from Etsy - the shop is https://etsy.me/2mHPIry

DivineDiana Signed copy!!! 4mo
pocketmermaid @DivineDiana Irresistible! 4mo
wordzie 😎 4mo
Weaponxgirl That pin I‘d gorgeous! 4mo
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Traci1
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I really enjoyed this one. The story was powerful and extremely well written. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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erinjohns
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Captivating....thrilling...fierce. The kind of book you have to remind yourself to stop holding your breath in suspense.

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Traci1
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This is where I ended up last night. I didn't finish anything yesterday, but I got nearly halfway in CoBaB, listened to several hours of Primal Waters, and read about 100 pages of Christmas Cake Murder. Hoping to get to more in this pic today and actually finish a book or two.

#24B4Monday

Andrew65 Great time. 👏🙌 4mo
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This book I think probably suffers from the huge hype surrounding it. It‘s certainly gripping, and the plot is straightforward and I feel like it‘s a movie, already? And that I would probably enjoy the movie more?! 😂 I‘d love to see the adventure and battle scenes on screen. I loved Amari‘s character. But I guess despite the originality of its setting, the rest didn‘t have a special spark for me... however I‘ll be back for book 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Feeling a bit like Mr. Sloth this morning and really wanting to just crawl back in bed (Henry, my 4 year old, doesn't care for that idea). But I'm gonna go ahead and get started on #24B4Monday with this one. Hoping the massive infusion of coffee kicks in soon. 😴

Reviewsbylola That‘s 💯 me every morning! 😂 4mo
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The next readathon will be starting soon. Since I work weekends I usually make a goal of double digits. However, I've taken Friday off and plan to read all day. So maybe even with working Sat and Sun I'll be able to hit the 24 hour mark. I'm starting with the tagged book.

#24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck with the challenge 👍😊 4mo
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