Children of blood and bone is a Young Adult Fantasy novel and I was lucky enough to be be able to read the first 6 chapters though Netgalley and OMG I am in love with this! Seriously, if you can get your hands on this book, do not hesitate! I repeat, Do Not Hesitate!
The book is set in a world, Orïsha, where magic was manipulated by gifted beings called the Maji. However, one night the magic disappeared and a vengeful king took the throne, killing the Maji, and punishing their children. But all of a sudden there is a shift and it seems that magic wasn’t all gone…
Children of Blood and Bone is beautifully written, the world is seems well crafted so far, and I thoroughly enjoyed to see the situations from different perspectives, so you see the world from a Maggot’s perspective (a descendant of the Maji), as well as from the perspective of the Princess and her brother. These POV’s definitely work very well and add substance to the story, as well as tackling prejudice in different ways. I also must say that Zelie is a total bass ass! I enjoyed her fighting sequences so much, I am in love!
The writing is also good. I generally prefer more contemporary fantasy; books that are set in a different world I find them quite confusing and hard to relate with, however I had no problem with this one so far as the writing flows really well. The characters are also spot on and you know in who’s head you are thinking.
Hell’s yes! I am so excited for this book to be released! *Dreaming of an ARC right now*