Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOOK:

After one chapter of this book, I was put into a slump. I didn’t feel a connection to the characters or their plots. I also didn’t like that there was 3 perspectives; Inan, Amari, and Zeli’s. Especially when they’re not in separate events/places. The only reason this book has more than 1 Star is that the writing style is beautiful.


CHARACTERS/DYNAMICS:

Amari and Zeli reminded me of Katniss and Primrose, if they grew up with Tigerlilly in Neverland. I found Amari bland, but Zeli was slightly more interesting.

Inan reminded me of many YA love interests: the forbidden one, the prince who should go against everything Amari and Zeli stand for. It was… predictable.


PLOT:

Honestly, I sped through this. I don’t care. Maybe I’ll revisit his someday. But this time: I was not (ever) in the mood for this book.


STRUCTURE:

We flip between the three perspectives, many times it was pointless. It should have been third person.


THEMES:

– Peter Pan-esque but with more of the tribes run by bandits.


THE ENDING:

Yeah I’m not hooked. Also can we talk abt how long the Acknowledgements were????? Damn.


IMPACT:

I was never intrigued by this book. Why did I ever pick it up. Argh!

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