This week I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Children of Blood and Bone and holy guacamole! You guys! You! Have! To! Read! This! This is an actual image of me after reading this book!
For those of you who haven’t heard of this book, here’s the blurb:
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.
If that isn’t enough to get you intrigued, let me tell you something- I read this entire book in one sitting. It’s 600 pages. Yeah, it’s that kind of book. I told myself I would just read a chapter or two, and then I read the whole thing! But I swear, it’s not my fault. With an incredible writing style, and intricate plot, and magic that jumps right off the page, there’s no way to resist this novel.
My favorite part of this book was the completely original take on magic. It’s been a long time since I read a fantasy that didn’t remind me of anything else, didn’t seem like a retelling, but with this story, I felt like I was reading about magic for the first time!
Now I’m going to go reread this book, because I NEED MORE!
Thanks for reading my blog, and until next time, happy reading 🙂