Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi

The long awaited sequel to one of my favourite reads, Children of Blood and Bone. I don’t know if it was just me, but this book felt so short! Maybe it was because I could not put it down, and it ended so quickly?

I genuinely loved this book, and I can understand why I have heard rumours about the books being made into films. They truly are amazing! I don’t get this gassed about anything, so mark for my words!

After leaving us on a cliff hanger from the previous book, Zelie and Amari have awoken the magic that they fought so hard against to wake up again. The book doesn’t start straight from the end of the previous book, and a lot has happened in this period.

I’ll keep this review fairly short as I don’t want to give anything away.

In this installment, Amari, Tzain and Zelie are still together and navigate their way through this new world. Zelie and Amari still have the same internal struggles which they faced in the last book. Amari struggles to have full belief in herself and therefore finds it hard to assert herself within the group.

Zelie on the other hand, this life was meant for her. Following the path that was set for her by her family, she exudes confidence even though the reader gets to hear her internal thoughts and we can read that she still has self doubt. There are a lot of people relying on her and this wills her on to continue.

Forever backed by her brother Tzain. Although he doesn’t have any magic in him, he has strength to assist Amari and Zeile in their journey and he is also my favourite character! I hope that this does become a film, and I hope that you enjoy reading this one as much as I did.

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