Children of blood and bone

Children of blood and bone by #tomiadeyemi is our next book in the #femmemarchfest
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This book gathered so much word around it even before publishing and it got many great reviews afterwards(some not so good too ) and now a movie is also behind made based on this and I read this now, in March so yeah I’m late to the party
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The book, Adeyemi’s debut novel and the first book in a planned trilogy, follows heroine Zélie as she attempts to restore magic to the kingdom of Orïsha, following the ruling class kosidáns’ brutal suppression of the class of magic practitioners Zélie belongs to, the maji.
While reading the novel and while researching about it both I felt the theme of the novel somewhat came from the spate of police violence against black Americans, in author’s own words “it had a large impact on her”; she wanted to escape the helplessness and fear she felt: “What is the point if my life ends at the barrel of a police officer’s gun?”
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Also In the author’s note at the end of the novel, Adeyemi makes a call to emotion, telling the reader that “if cried for Zulaikha … cry for innocent children like Jordan Edwards, Tamir Rice, and Aiyana Stanley-Jones.” .
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I personally loved it ,i love the fantasy genre, i loved how the book was told from four separate view points and they slowly intersect with each other, the physicality of the book also i feel is amazing,from the fight sequences,deaths,torture sequence to the sceneries and dresses all are beautifully addressed,but i understand that all of this also can be seen as drawbacks like the four view points can be disorienting sometimes and the physicality demands a lot of imaginative capabilities from the reader .
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