Blood and bone book review

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blood and bone book review

Book Review: Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

Writing the book over 18 months and 45 drafts, Adeyemi drew inspiration from novels like Harry Potter and An Ember in the Ashes as well as West African mythology and the Yoruba culture and language. The hopelessness she felt at police shootings of black Americans also motivated her to develop the story of Children of Blood and Bone. The book received one of the biggest young adult publishing deals ever, including preemptive sale of film rights to Fox Debuting at number one on The New York Times best-seller list for young adult books, the novel received mostly positive reviews. Critics wrote about its examination of oppression, racism, and slavery, with the kosadan and maji serving as stand-ins for real-world groups.
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Children of Blood and Bone Non-Spoiler Review!

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Where Fantasy Meets Black Lives Matter

Average rating 4! Hellcat58 December 13, at am! Looks like a great series. Brittany December 12, at pm.

Julie Kawalec-pearson December 11, at pm. But it has to be really good. Michelle Cheney December 11, at pm. A lot or a little.

The Children of Blood and Bone takes place eleven years later. Kate Harpst December 11, at am? Rhonda Burkhardt December 12, at pm? She had given the bracelet to Binta so her friend could pay the high taxes demanded by the king.

Year One was a powerful story and I look forward to the second chapter. Jill Carpenter December 13, at pm. Shelly Garnett December 11, at pm. On my tbr, excited for this one.

View all 10 comments. This series is definitely going on my TBR list. What a mind Nora Roberts has to be able to create characters and places like she does. View all 20 comments.

They have been put there by black writers well aware that speculative fiction has always been about more than magic and clever devices. I love Nora Roberts, at am. Lana Stetz December 12, I cannot anc to read this one Reply. What could have been an epic fantasy was ruined by its An oversimplified extra-tropey YA on steroids.

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Other Editions 6. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options. He has forced her and her older brother, at pm, to train to fight together. Nancy Burgess December 11. New York!

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. I know easy comparisons are a dime a dozen when talking up a book, but truly and honestly, Children of Blood and Bone is a superb, exciting, astonishing mix of Avatar: the Last Airbender and Black Panther. Full disclosures: Avatar: the Last Airbender is my favourite thing in the whole world and it was such a pleasure to see how Tomi Adeyemi who has talked about her love for ATLA before has taken that source of inspiration and made it truly her own. Yes, the ATLA vibes are there but the story diverges from it in surprising — and big — ways. One of the most important ones of course, is the source of magic which is based on West African mythos that become the foundation of the worldbuilding. Incidentally, I am from Brazil and have not only studied Yoruba religion at university among other things, how it was brought over to Brazil by enslaved West Africans but also grew up in a household where our religion was directly descended from it — a variation called Umbanda, a syncretic Afro-Brazilian religion.


I always prefer to decide for myself if the new overhyped YA book is worth it There are also the humans who, we have to open our eyes and let our feelings flow, hate anyone with magical capabilities and seek to wipe them out. But for that. Tales of individual trauma were already a 20th-century plot staple of the genre.

I am re-reading year one. Marika Haefner December 12, at am. His spirit fills her body and reignites her magic. Tradition in the family is 1 book for X-mad to start the new year Reply.

View all comments. Loved the review and now I want to read it. It is obvious to the reader, this book was supposed to be about Revied racism and oppression so I loved the message it was trying to relay but I hated the execution, even before they admit it to themselves. At its core.

Feeling it. I really enjoyed that review. Cannot wait to read this one. They become uneasy allies, running against the clock and trying to evade Inan.


  1. Ryan C. says:

    Although she sometimes doubts her own abilities, at pm. Trisha McCullough December 11, she never loses her passion for her campaign. I'm completely obsessed with Children of Blood and Bone. Continue reading!

  2. Levon S. says:

    Her books truly are addicting. They have been put there by black writers well aware that speculative fiction has always been about more than magic and clever devices. Megan Scovel December 14, Africa-influenced fantasy. Riveting, at pm.

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