Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK “Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).” —Entertainment WeeklyAfter 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.Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:“Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society.” –The New York Times
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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"I can’t deny that she’s an amazing storyteller…but if I had to rate this book I would rate it a 7. I only liked it because her way of entrancing the reader with her words is amazing, but I feel that the message is “fake progressive”. I understand that the point of the book is to address harmful stereotypes within the black community (specifically colorism) BUT 🚨SPOILER ALERT FROM THIS POINT ON🚨she made the only 2 non darkskin characters who were likeable into villains. The whole point is to unite the black community…we have enough people trying to tear it apart. At least keep Inan and Amari fighters for the side of unity. I wish that Orisha had came to a compromise and decided to fight together instead of the Maji killing nearly all of the Titans. The book should have been giving unity instead of war between skin colors. Despite all this, I was hooked onto the storyline because she’s an amazing writer, I just wished the last 100 pages didn’t portray Amari and Inan in such a negative light to where the Maji were willing to kill their only Titan (or lightskin) allies. If she wanted to keep it a war-related stories where all titans were the antagonists, she shouldn’t have made Maji and Titans an allegory towards lightskins/brownskins and darkskins. Again, still a thumbs up for me because I love why she’s trying to do and her writings amazing. Can’t wait for the next book."