Children of Blood and Bone (Children of OrÏsha #1)
by Tomi Adeyemi
My Rating: 5/5
Publication Date: 6 March 2018
Through Netgalley I got the privilege of reading the first 6 chapters of this amazing book. I immediately found this strange fantasy world captivating. In the first chapter we get a great explanation of the history and society of the world. It took a few pages to get used to the terms commonly used in the book like diviner and maji. Tomi Adeyemi explains the complexity of her society well enough that by the end of the 6th chapter I had really gotten to love the world and was left wanting more.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy novel. I loved how graphic her writing is, she easily explained the details of the action scenes, creating a tangible image.
I enjoy how Adeyemi introduces her characters. Zelie is the most intriguing character, her actions driven by an inner heroism that she doesn’t even know she possesses. She has a realistically hard and vicious exterior, but as the reader we see the inner workings of her mind, her flaws and her constant inner dialogue, seeing how her actions are driven by her need to protect the ones she loves. We can see some of the other characters such as Amari, Mama Agba and Tzain have important roles to play to further the plot of the novel.
I love the book cover, and I can’t wait to read the finished product when it is published.