Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)

They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us.Now we rise.Zlie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zlies Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zlie without a mother and her people without hope.Now Zlie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zlie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.Danger lurks in Orsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zlie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy...


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) Reviews

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

Gah! I was just talking about how I hoped I get my poster for the book and it came and it's freaking awesome! ♥



I loved this book so much! ❤





This book is everything and I have a new favorite author =)

I try not to think of her.

But when I do, I think of rice.

When Mama was around, the hut always smelled of jollof rice.

I think about the way her dark skin glowed like the summer sun, the way her smile made Baba come alive. The way her white hair fuzzed and coiled, an untamed crown that breathed and
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Trina (Between Chapters)

THIS WAS AMAZING!! And it was a debut?? No way! Lots of elements that I think will appeal to many fantasy readers, but a world and characters that are totally their own. Action packed and great pacing.

Audiobook review - I would definitely recommend the audio. The narrator gives a lively performance, which brought the story to life. There are 3 narrators, and the voices weren't as distinct as I'd like, so when I'd pick up in the middle of a chapter it would sometimes take me a minute to realize w
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Melanie



ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Buddy read with Adri! 🦊

(And my favorite BookTube reviews: Frankie's, Tati's, & Lauren's!)

“You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn’t keeping us alive. It was thinking we’d never fight back!”


Children of Blood and Bone is worth every ounce of hype and praise it has received thus far, and I only anticipate it to receive more and more, especially since you’re all ab
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Yusra ✨

Unpopular Opinion Alert. I think 99% of my friends loved this book, and trust me. I wanted to love it, too. The diverse cast of characters, a land of magic, themes of revenge, and fantasy all gripped me. I thought I was going to love Zélie and her badass nature, and that there was going to be all the elements of a wonderful fantasy book. I thought I would find a new favourite.

mild spoilers ahead, major are marked.

That’s not to say this book was horrible . There were definitely some positives
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
C.G. Drews

Children of Blood And Bone is such a rich and excellently built fantasy world my opinion is just: WOW. I also feel like this book is most definitely mega-hyped but worth it, ohhh so worth it. The writing is stunning, but we just need to all sit down in a bucket and admire the world building. And the characters go from headstrong-little-stubborn-darlings-making-bad-decisions to headstrong-little-stubborn-darlings-making-bad-decisions-BUT-WITH-MAGIC-AND-EMOTIONS which is excellent development.

So t
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Roxane

This was a gripping read. The world building here is phenomenal. The main characters are richly drawn and I was invested in each of their struggles. This book is very action packed. So much is happening! The ending is such a cliffhanger and I want to know what’s next. This is well worth reading and such a strong debut. Tzarin could be more developed. Who is he beyond his sister’s protector? At times the story felt overly dramatic. Zelie and Inan were deep in their feelings all the time and it be ...more

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
❄️Nani❄️

I have very little to say about this debut so I’ll keep this short and concise.

Sooo, does the book that made headlines well before it was even published live up to its hype? It truly saddens me to say this but unfortunately, no. It did not for me and I’m pretty certain I’m in the minority.

At its core, this book is about Institutional racism and oppression so I (really and truly) loved the the message it was relaying but I hated the execution. What could have been an epic fantasy was ruined by i
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Korrina (OwlCrate)

It took me awhile to get through this book (due to the fact that it’s quite long, and is a very detailed and involved fantasy world), but I highly enjoyed it. I absolutely adored the magic system in this story, and loved the visuals I imagined while reading. I really do hope this becomes a movie on the big screen, because it would be so epic!