Y'all this book. Stayed up til 1:30 last night to finish it. I'll post a full review on my blog The Bliss Institute tomorrow. For now, here are my first thoughts.
First, the plot was well crafted and thoroughly entertaining. From the first two chapters I was enthralled in the story. I wanted to know what happened to the magic? What happened to the Magi? How did this world become what it is?
The characters are well developed and multidimensional. I want to speak here of the male characters. It was a delight to have males who were not just the protector, the villian or an accessory to the female lead. Tomi Adeyemi wove a tale of pain, expectations, love, and courage for men of color that honored their humanity laced with the deep power of African ancestry.
Lastly, I'll speak on the African Spirituality to say this. Find your path, connect with your ancestors. They will guide you towards your destiny. The Orisha are nothing to play with and I loved that we saw Oya be given her due. Be mindful and respectful of the information that you are consuming.
As a Shadow Dancer I am honored to have read this amazing work. The world portrayed in Children of Blood and Bone mirrored our own world in its pain and suffering/ beauty and hope.
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