Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)
Following up her smash hit, Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi’s writing still flows off the page. However, I prefer the original to the sequel. The book picks up right where the cliffhanger of the last one left off: Magic is back in the kingdom of Orisha, thanks to the herculean efforts of gifted Magi Zelie and disgraced princess Amari. Unfortunately, their efforts have not only given magic back to the Magi but also to the corrupted nobility as well. Although the story is magnetic and the pace relentless, I found myself lost in a swirl of plot points that I couldn’t figure a way out of. Although I devoured the first third and eagerly finished the book, the middle third of the book is a bit muddled. Regardless, I will be seeing the series through when the third and final book is released.
Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC ADEYEMI BK.2)