Audience: YA+, no language, a few kisses, a ‘love’ scene, some violence
Length: 525 pages
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: March 6th, 2018
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A WILD RIDE.
I feel like some books benefit from starting off in a ‘high action’ way and continuing on that path before slowing down, and this is one of those cases. Children of Blood and Bone takes off from the first chapter and buckles you in for an adventure.
I loved having multiple POVs (though definitely want Tzain in there next time *cough cough*). It added to the story and helped straighten out thoughts and feelings of the embattled characters.
The ladies carry themselves and all the sword slashing and magic wielding kept me on my toes. I finished this much faster than I thought I was going too. All of the positive reviews didn’t lie!
And the ending. Whoa, I mean WHAT. I was torn in two, because my loves weren’t going along with what I wanted haha. This aside, because it created a lead into the second book that I know will be so so good.
Side note, I wanted to have a pet Lionaire like Nailah from the first page I met her. WHO DOESN’T WANT A LION WITH HORNS? The creativity in that alone had me gushing.
Truly a young adult book. No language, a few kisses. A scene that can be interpreted as a love scene (but is so vague that it’s still a clean book). A lot of violence and torture.