Title: Children of virtue and vengeance.
Author: Tomi Adeyemi.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Page count: 405.
Release day: December 3rd 2019.
Genre: YA, Fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
After battling the impossible, Zélie
and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha.
But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the
powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
I was so excited for this book! I absolutely loved book one when I read it shortly after its release.
And this book was just.. disappointing..
I’m now doubting if I actually really loved book one as much as I remember or if it is just because of the hype surrounding Children of blood and bone.
I don’t want to say that this is a bad book, because it is not! It was just really underwhelming. First of all it was quite a bit shorter compared to book one. And all the action scenes felt a bit short or easy.
Now for the things I did like, I absolutely loved the writing! It just reads so easily and I flew through the book! I also enjoyed the characters more compared to book one, even though Zélie and Amari changed their minds quite often and sometimes without reason!
I really liked that we got to learn way more about the magic system in this book! And I definitely hope to see even more from it in the last book!
But the main reason I didn’t rate this book higher is that I really disliked the last chapter and the epilogue! The story could have been over kinda, and then something random happened so that there would eb a story for book three?! At least that is how it felt to me!
I will still definitely read the last book. I also definitely recommend reading this series, the writing is amazing and the covers are gorgeous!