Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone:

A young magi who has spent her life as a victim of societal oppression, her brother who has suffered alongside her, the princess of a tyrant, and a prince who struggles between his duty and his humanity will determine the future of magic and the magi who wield it in Orisha.


  • The characters are round and dynamic and have excellent perspectives that kept me engaged. Perfect use of multiple POVs.
  • The audiobook version was performed by a professional actress who differentiated the characters perfectly as well!
  • The magic system was incredibly interesting and equal parts mysterious and consistent. I didn’t notice any plot holes related to the magic which is an incredible feat for such a long book!
  • The voice was authentic and haunting, and the empathy that I felt as a reader really drove the themes home.
  • The social commentary was approachable and painful at the same time. I feel that it could be very positively influential to young readers.
  • No spoilers, but I LOVED the ending.

Least Favorites:

  • Even though the story was engaging, I still felt like this book could have been a little bit shorter.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Would recommend! I’m definitely planning on reading the next volume!

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