Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | magic, cruel gods, and royalty

Children of Blood and Bone is a fast-paced, unstoppable book with fierce characters, and ambitious powers! The world-building, diversity of characters, and plot development were complex, and stunning; along with the splendid universe that included African traditions, heritage, and magical powers. There’s also different clans, spirits, gods and goddesses, and even, high fantasy elements with kings, advisors, and princes. What more could you want?

Image result for children of blood and boneThis book definitely kept me engaged, and focused towards the plot of the story. Children of Blood and Bone was one of the highest anticipated books, with its gorgeous cover, diversity of the characters, magical clan- it took social media by storm. Not to mention, Adeyemi’s lively personality, and her initial inspiration towards the book. She touched many hearts deeply through her writing, and simply wanted to spread awareness of police brutality.

Title: Children of Blood and Bone, Author: Tomi Adeyemi, Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Pages: 525, Edition: Hardcover, [rating below]
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Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman | hockey, teenage parties, and strange families + song playlist!

Beartown is an riveting, emotional, and powerful read! There are snippets of humor, struggle, difficult themes, secrets, as well as wonderful memories of the characters. Fredrik Backman has written many great works in the past, but this one is by far the most different and unique. A few key aspects, before we delve into a full review; it’s a coming of age story, it takes place in a small town, and it’s based on hockey.


Now, if you’re like me, who doesn’t know much about sports, this book will definitely guide you through. The characters are mostly centered around hockey, their roles in the game, interactions between the townspeople (due to the sport), the town’s economy or financial standing, and even the players’ futures. As you can see, almost everything revolves around hockey. But don’t worry, there’s more to the story!

Title: Beartown, Author: Fredrik Backman, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Pages: 432, Edition: Paperback, [rating below]

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Review: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

Zenith is a remarkable space adventure, and is the first book in the Androma Saga, written by two authors, Sasha Alsberg, who is known for making YouTube videos on her channel (@Abookutopia), and Lindsay Cummings, who is the author of The Murder Complex duology, and The Balance Keepers trilogy. These two authors have brought forth a book full of action, mystery, intrigue, and steamy star-crossed romance to keep you hooked to this mesmerizing adventure!

img_3665-1Title: Zenith

Author: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 535

Edition: Hardcover

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Interview: Tips & Tricks from YA author, C. S. Johnson

C. S. Johnson’s new book, Kingdom of Ash and Soot will be released on July 3, 2018. Be sure to check this beauty out, and a review will be posted soon! [From the publisher: With a fun blend of historical fiction, true love, castle intrigue, and family dysfunction, The Order of the Crystal Daggers is the latest adventure series from C. S. Johnson.]


Genre: YA/Historical Fiction

Release Date: 3rd July 2018

Page Count: 352

Book Blurb: Cinderella meets Mission Impossible in this spy adventure series full of political intrigue, family secrets, and a determined heroine.

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Review: Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess is a beautiful, spellbound novel, where magic and corruption fills its pages. In a world of oppression and discrimination of Astreans, lays secrets and magic, gifted by the gods themselves. It’s an unstoppable book with a unique world of its own, and plot twists when you least expect it. This emotional and nerve-racking story will keep readers awake into the night!


Title: Ash Princess

Author: Laura Sebastian

Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers

Pages: 432

Edition: e-book *A copy has been provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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