Title- Children of Blood and Bone
Genre- YA Fantasy
POV- First person, present tense. Alternating 3 POV
My emotions- Entranced. The magical elements were awesome since it felt more spiritual and natural-based.
Zélie Adebola- heroine, protagonist- I love that the main character was female and a warrior/fighter.
Rogue Princess Amari
Handsome Prince Inan
They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us.
Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were 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. She must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
I loved the ship battle scene! (No spoilers)
What I’d change-
Sometimes the high fantasy world was so well done/epic that all the vocabulary like maji, Orisha, etc were confusing. The ending felt a little rushed and even a little unclear of what exactly happened.
I wish it was two POV instead of three.
“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.”
“Power is not the answer. It will only intensify the fight.”