Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

I have been seeing amazing things on social media about Children of Bloods and Bone so when I was lucky enough to get a proof copy from My Kinda Books I was very exited to read it. Children of Blood and Bone is out 6th March 2018. 


They Killed My Mother.

They took our magic.

They tried to bury us.

Now We Rise!

Zélie Adebola remembers when Orisha hummed with magic, than one day magic disappeared. Once the magic disappeared the ruthless King killed all Maji, with left Zélie with out a Mother and the Diviner with no hope.

Things change when the Gods task Zélie with bringing back magic, and free the Diviners from the Kings oppression. With the help of Zélie brother Tzain and a rogue princess AmariZélie must travel to the Gods Island Zaria to perform a ritual that will reconnect them to the Gods, and gift them their magic back. Danger lurks for Zélie, Tzain and Amari as they are hunted by Amari brother and crown prince Inan who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

This journey will be a dangerous for them all, and they will be pushed to their limits mentally, physically and magically.


From the very start of this book I was hooked, the world that Tomi Adeyemi has created is stunning, visually and emotional. One moment I would be left breathless with the visual and the next it would feel like I had been punched in the heart.

Zélie and Amari are incredible Heroines in their own different ways. Zélie is headstrong, passionate and fierce, where Amari is loyal and determined. Both are brave  but in different ways, they balance each other very well.

There are the several scene in the book that left me astounded, especially parts that are set in Ibeji. My eyes were glued to the papers when I read them and in complete in awe with Tomi writing and imagination.

This book is powerful with how it shows the divides between the Divinders and Kosidán, how the royal wear powered and do not go into the skin to keep their dark skin as light as possible. Where Divinders have darker skin and white hair making them more noticeable and easier targets for the most popular slur “Maggots”.

The book ends on a Cliff hanger which makes we want to find when book 2 is due out, as I need to read what happens next.

After reading this book I will be reading more Nigerian mythology, as I feel like a have missed out on some beautiful stories.

I give this book 5 out of 5, this is a must read for anyone that loves Young Adult Fantasy.


If you would like to find out more about Tomi Adeyemi click HERE

I am going to be part of the Blog tour between 6-13 March so keep a look out, as I will be doing something different to my normally blogging.

Thanks for reading.

Gem x

Book Review Fantasy YA

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