Children of Virtue and Vengeance
(Legacy of Orïsha #2)
by Tomi Adeyemi
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
After 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.
I was really really excited for this book. It was one of my most anticipated reads. And I have some thoughts. It was a good book. It passed the time, but it for me did not live up to the hype of the last book. You can read my review of book one <HERE> I GUSHED over my love of it. Did I hype myself up to much. Maybe.
I am giving this one three to three and a half stars. I enjoyed it. It did make me feel things, especially a certain scene near the end. Almost made me cry. And as someone who does not cry often for books that is pretty big. I enjoyed the fight scenes and the beauty of the magic that Adeyemi creates.
As for some of the things that didn't work for me. Instead of the episodic feel of book one that lead to a really nice rolling pace. Book two felt like it was an all out sprint the entire time. Now that fast pacing works well for some books. But it didn't really work for me here. It felt like everyone was running around like a chicken with their head cut off. They needed some good ADULT advise and honestly some therapy. I saw a lot of the turns coming this time around, and the ones that I didn't see, felt a bit out of character.
It was not my favorite of the series so far, but I will continue when book three comes out. I have quite a few questions that I hope will be answered.
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