Review of Excerpt of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


Children of Blood and Bone Review of the first 72 pages:

As a frequent fantasy reader, this book felt comfortably familiar to me, like returning to your hometown after a long absence, even as the author, characters, and location were completely new to me.

The book seems to follow two young women. Zelie is the descendant of a small minority that once wielded magic, but who has lost their ability and become a persecuted underclass subject to arbitrary harassment, abuse, and even slavery and rape. She struggles to take care of her brother and her brain-damaged father, secretly learning defensive combat.

Amari is a young noblewoman distressed by the treatment of Zelie's people, who runs away from her life of privilege and embarks on a dangerous adventure to try and make a difference. In her great escape, she crosses paths with Zelie, who protects her.

I'm looking forward to seeing what these dangerous and brave young ladies get into.

72 page sampler provided by Netgalley

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