Legacy of Orïsha #2 Children of Virtue and Vengeance Tomi Adeyemi

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by Tomi Adeyemi
Legacy of Orïsha #2 Children of Virtue and Vengeance  Tomi AdeyemiChildren of Virtue and Vengeance Series: Legacy of Orisha #2
Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on December 3, 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Pages: 608
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An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

"Adeyemi has sparked magic once again." —The New York Times

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.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Praise for Children of Virtue and Vengeance:

“Electrifying . . . With this second book Adeyemi brings a new maturity and depth to the series. Her characters are no longer underdogs on a hero’s journey to return magic―now they are leaders who are suffering from the consequences and trauma of their previous quest.” ―The New York Times

“Like its predecessor, Children of Virtue and Vengeance is fast-paced and unafraid to ask tough questions about the cyclical nature of oppression and the systems that enforce it.” ―TIME

“Relentless even beyond its finish, this is a sure-fire hit.” ―Booklist, starred review


The Complete Legacy of Orïsha Series:

Children of Blood and Bone
(Book 1)
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Book 2)
Children of Anguish and Anarchy (Book 3)

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Even when we crash, we intertwine, and so goes the relationship between Inan and Zélie in this very fast-paced, moving story. The story is laid out from 3 points of view: Inan, Zélie, and Amari.
Magic has returned, but unintended consequences have occurred as a result. Not only did the Magi have access to magic, but also those nobles with magic ancestry. Now, Zelle is struggling to save Orïsha while the enemy (namely her mother and brother) holds just as much power as she does. The book is well-paced and hardly lets you breathe for an instant as we progress through the story. The chapters are nice and short, and each one moves seamlessly to the next.
With all the turmoil unfolding, you would think that would leave little room for love, but no romance does brew. However, the cost of it becomes far more profound and heartbreaking than I think these characters expected. Then, just as you get the final pages and believe all is looking up, a plot twist leaves us hanging.
I was in udder shock, my heart rate was up, and parts of this book made me scream and cry. It’s a fantastic story, but I am not sure where it is going with the third book. I will check it out.

About Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. Her debut novel, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, comes out March 6th, 2018 and the movie is currently in development at Fox with the producers of Twilight and The Maze Runner attached. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 3,500 subscribers at tomiadeyemi.com. Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

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