Children of Blood and Bone is a fantastic YA book and considering it is a debut book, even more impressive. This book has characters that are easy to cheer for but more importantly, for me at least, it has a character that I absolutely despise. This character’s actions and motivations make complete sense within the context of the story. Not many authors can make me understand a rotten character, make me hate that character, but want more of that character. Robin Hobb is one of them and now Tomi Adeyemi is another. Can’t wait for the sequel.
If you haven’t tried a VanderMeer book yet, give them a try. They are unlike any other sci-fi book I’ve read recently. I initially tried Borne many months ago and it just didn’t work for me. I decided to give it another try on audiobook and through that experience, I realized that I had the tone of the book completely wrong. Borne is supposed to be fun and lighthearted at the beginning but increases in seriousness but hopeful as it progresses. I took the book way to serious on the very first page. Anyway, a good book, though I thought the last act was a bit off in a way I can’t really explain.
A good refresher course on punctuation with a lot of historical facts about when that particular punctuation started to become used.
First read in 2012
I loved rereading one of my favorite books again and during this reread I learned more about the details of each of the character’s lives. Still one of the strongest closing acts of any book I’ve ever read, the pacing is perfect.
If all the women characters from your favorite gothic classics came together to become investigators, you would have this book. Goss shows her expertise and research chops during this book. If you enjoy Marie Brennan’s books, you’ll love this.