‘Children of Virtue and Vengeance’ by Tomi Adeyemi

5/5

Synopsis:

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

Review:

I am speechless.

Can we just appreciate this gorgeous book cover?

I bought the special Waterstones version in June this year and wow, it’s absolutely stunning.

I could only find my picture from Instagram, so please ignore the text.

Right so Zelie? I’ve been team Zelie from the beginning so there’s no surprises there.

The detracting factor is that this book is extremely fast paced, like beyond belief. It felt like there was no break before the next scene of action and they all couldn’t catch a break.

Of course, from the last book, I was definitely rooting for Roen and Zelie, there is just something about him…

The magic “houses” for lack of better terms are beautifully written. The Yoruba in this book was superb, I could read most of it but had a good laugh at some parts.

I have a feeling colonisation is the theme of the next book, but let us wait and see because I did release some blood curdling screams when this book ended.

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