Book Report: Children of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi

1 month ago

Children of Blood and Bone

“I won’t let your ignorance silence my pain” 

Everyone was raving about this book so much I had to get it and read it.

I DO THAT. How can I not? The book wasn’t even released and it was already sold out a film adaptation? I MEAN whaaaaaaa?

You might hate me or wouldn’t even believe the next line I am going to write.

We were working on a very similar storyline, a very similar story with very similar characters, yes. Me and the place I was working at, we were it was in a form of graphic novel. I can even share a link to the website I developed for the same. 

But somehow the project got canceled and I am glad that I read this book because I wouldn’t have been able to give it justice. Tomi was just excellent, the way the book was written, the character development, everything, everything was just great.

Fun fact: I was wishing for this book and lovely Pan Macmillan India sent me a copy for review. I am so very grateful to them.

P.S. do yourself a favor and go read this book! You need it, your soul needs it, the world needs it.

What Is ‘Children of blood and bone’ all about?

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

My review for Children of blood and bone.

“Reality told us we would fail. But again and again, we fought. We perserved . We rose.” 

To be honest, this book is mega-hyped, so hyped that you might be compelled to pick it up but trust me, IT IS ALL WORTH IT. The book picks up with awesomeness and doesn’t give you room to even breathe, there is so much happening, the writing is phenomenal, the world building is so well done, you won’t be lost, you wouldn’t be overloaded with information, you won’t even get bored.

YOU HAVE GOT TO ADMIRE WORLD BUILDING HERE because it is just breathtaking. I mean, how was she able to accomplish it so well in her very first novel? I am kind of envious of you Tomi 😛

Oh hold, It feels like I am going to randomly type out shit, I really need to collect my thoughts and put it all together. POINTERS YAY!

  • Worldbuilding- A+, did I mention world building enough? No? Okay once more- World building is just magnificent. GO READ, DROP EVERYTHING, JUST GO. Shuuuu, okay. Anyway, I might spoil you for the book so you have got to go. Bye.
  • Our main characters are such bad asses except for Amari, she is like a weakling but then again she surprises us in so many ways, the character development is GREAT, I HAD SO MANY FEELS TOWARDS THE END. INAN, my baby Inan, he reminded me so much of Kylo Ren. Actually, the whole story had a lot of Star Wars feel to it. It’s so important to note that no one is actually bad/ evil, they are just afraid and are only fighting for what is right ( or what they think is right.)
  • The plot- it is so beautiful. If you just look at it with the way the story flows you might feel like oh yeah it is an okay plot but it has so much more to it. There are so many layers. SO MANY FREAKING LAYERS.
  • Epic female characters. So much fun and action and romance and cutesy moments. Everything. sigh.
  • The decisions made by the author in the book are so brave. Wow. Thanks for the hell ride. 😛
  • This book taught me one more very important thing, which is no one is what they seem to be. You know what I mean?
  • Just read it already!


Rating: 5/5 stars

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Mridu <3


  1. Anonymous I am so glad that you loved this book as much as I did. This was a 5 star read for me too and wow, what a read it was. It was full adventures, mystery and what not. Though I am surprised you haven’t mentioned Zelie even once 😜 Reply 1 month ago

    • Mridu Yes, and I have a reason for that :P I didn't like Zelie as much as other characters and I knew it will be very controversial which is why I kept it to myself! xD Reply 1 month ago

  2. Anonymous Great review! I was lucky enough to receive an EARC as well for review from the Dutch publisher. It was 2 weeks before release, so I think not much has changed within the released book. This was also one of my highly anticipated reads of 2018 and wow. Just WOW. Rated it 5 stars as well. Reply 1 month ago

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