Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Length: 13 hours 28 minutes
Publication Date: 3rd December 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.”
My Thoughts & Review
Last year Children of Blood and Bones and couldn’t wait for this sequel. As soon as I found out my library was getting copies both physically and on audiobook I put my holds in. I waited patiently and finally my audiobook came through on BorrowBox. Now having waited so long for it and I finished it and putting all my other reads on hold for a bit I have to say I was a little disappointed.
Like Children of Blood and Bone this book has great writing and world building. But it was the plot I struggled with in this. It didn’t excite me as much as the first book and I was also a little confused with the direction it took. I wasn’t expecting it and if I’m honest I actually thought the plot in this book was a little boring. I personally thought the ending was a little rushed.
I know in my review of the Children of Blood and Bone I said I wasn’t into the whole character romance scenes and stuff but everything in the relationship between the characters in this book were unrealistic.
Ending on a positive I love the front cover of both books, they look fab in person.
I also have to give credit to Bahni Turpin, she really has done a great work in narrating this book, and I would definitely listen to more audiobooks narrated by her. She really brought the book alive.
Even though this was a disappointing read compared to the first book I would still definitely read the concluding book to this series. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for it.
You can read my review of Children of Blood and Bone here
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