Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

It avoids rather than hurts, it hurts rather than maims, it maims rather than kills–the staff does not destroy.

Book Rating


Book Review


The Children of Blood and Bone is soooo good. Adeyemi builds a world that sucked me in from the first page. I highly recommend this novel to anyone. I feel like it is going to be the Harry Potter equivalent of the next generation!

Quick synopsis: Zélie, Tzain, and Amari are chosen by the gods to bring magic back into the world. With only until the next moon to collect everything they need and perform the sacred ritual, and with the King’s dedicated son in hot pursuit, will they make it?

The characters are all relatable because they are weak at times, they don’t always believe in themselves, but they are there for each other. I loved every character. The book had a blend of villains, adventure, racing against the clock, lock, and so much more. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this one! It was sitting on my TBR for months before I cracked it open and I am mad at myself for it.

Perhaps most important to me is the author’s note at the end. It gave me goosebumps and explained things even more. Yes, this book is amazing, but also it’s important for our time right now. I keep drawing more and more lines of symbolism from Orïsha to our world today. I urge everyone to go read it! I absolutely can’t wait for the sequel.



  1. I’m definitely going to have to add this to my TBR – it sounds amazing!

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    1. I highly recommend it!!

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