Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance

You would think that Tomi Adeyemi would take her foot of the gas a little in Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second volume of the Legacy of Orisha series, given that the action continued at breakneck speed the entire first book – but you’d be wrong. 

In the first book of the best-selling young adult fantasy series, Children of Blood and Bone, Zelie and Amari have battled impossible odds, powerful people, and a culture of oppression, and have come out on top.  Magic has been returned to Orisha, and all is well?  Not so fast. 

People in power do not give it up easily, and will stop at nothing to retain it, no matter what the cost of lives and magic is.  People oppressed have had no power for a generation – and the rush of magic back to them does not inspire restraint.  Add a vengeful queen, a displaced princess, a traumatized Angel of Death, a clueless prince and bloodthirsty magicians on both sides, and the resulting marathon sequel will keep you reading well past a reasonable time to stop.

Review by Andrea Terry, Circulation Staff.

To request Children of Blood and Bone (Book 1), click here.

To request Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Book 2), click here.

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