Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Four teens journeyed across Orisha and recovered the magic of the long marginalized majis, but in doing so, they gave the same power to the tyrannical ruling class. They must unite Orisha or choose their side in the pending civil war.


  • This author provided powerful world-building and imaginative setting.
  • The conflict was well-developed and engaging with clear stakes.
  • The characters, their relationships, their challenges, and their development all shined!
  • The content explored important themes such as class-ism, ethic prejudice, marginalization, childhood trauma, PTSD, and war.
  • The author provided culturally relevant and authentic representation of political unrest and war in Nigeria and the surrounding geographical area.
  • This second book in the series was an excellent continuation of this

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  • While I think that the characters’ poor choices and struggles to choose their path are realistic, it was difficult and even painful to observe the consequences of those actions.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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