Children of Blood and BoneBook - 2018
From Library Staff
Georgia @ Nanini: "I'm really enjoying it so far!"
PimaLib_ChristineR May 31, 2019
One of the most well-received fantasies of 2018, Children of Blood and Bone is a sprawling high fantasy based in African folklore for a fresh take on the tradition. Beautifully realized and meticulously detailed, you'll be hooked and ready for Children of Virtue & Vengeance when it is releas... Read More »
Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
PimaLib_ChristineR Jul 28, 2018
This is an exceptional book. If you're a traditional YA reader, there's a chance the size of this novel and the names may give you the same kind of fear as attacking War & Peace. But in the same way that YA writers are expanding into Russia and using it as a basis for world-building, Adeyem... Read More »
PimaLib_KarinaR Jun 06, 2018
After all of the hype about the book, I was super excited to finally read it! The cover art was stunning and I really liked the book. There was magic, adventure and unexpected twists! I thought it was a wonderful start to a new series (although I am not excited I have to wait so long to see what... Read More »
From the critics
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AliceInWonderbread thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
DPLchandra thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
Sexual Content: Heavy "petting" between two characters. Age suitability depends on comfort level. Comparable to TV 14 is my guess
Sexual Content: Inan and Zel hug and then Inan touches Zel all over her body. There are also no more than 4 references to seduction. And the way the maji were treated by others is a bit scary. They are sometimes sent to brothels among other things.
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As it fades, I see the truth - in plain sight, yet hidden all along. We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. This truth holds me close, rocking me like a child in a mother's arms. It binds me in its love as death swallows me in its grasp.
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Once, Orïsha was the land of maji, ten powerful clans, each with their own unique powers to command earth or water, life or death. But eleven years ago, King Saran conducted the Raid, cutting the maji off from their gods, and killing every practitioner old enough to have come into their powers. Only the divîners remain. Children at the time of the Raid, they will live their entire lives under the heel of the Royal Guard, derided as maggots, never coming into their inheritance. It seems that the gods have abandoned Orïsha. But tension is brewing in the royal family. Princess Amari’s best friend is a divîner named Binta, who serves as her chamber maid, and Prince Inan is hiding a dark secret of his own. Having lost her mother in the Raid, a young divîner named Zélie harbours a deep resentment for the royal family, and a longing for the Reaper powers she should have inherited on her thirteenth birthday. Instead, she trains to fight with a staff, and dreams of a day when the divîners will rise up against their oppressors. But the gods have plans to throw some unusual allies in her path.