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Children of Virtue and Vengeance

(Legacy of Orïsha #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  57,368 ratings  ·  8,011 reviews
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
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Bookworm’s Mistress I don't think he is dead but very injured. I hope that Zelie kicks his ass in 'Children of Virtue and Vengeance'. Hopefully Roen and Zelie get togethe…moreI don't think he is dead but very injured. I hope that Zelie kicks his ass in 'Children of Virtue and Vengeance'. Hopefully Roen and Zelie get together. Inan can eat dirt for all I care. It's such a shame to I liked Inan and Zelie in the beginning but how many chances can you give a guy.(less)
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it

I think I made myself clear. I waited too long, Readers, fans, lovers of fantasy, first book’s admirers, likers, reviewers, everyone waited TOO LONG. We got invested, we felt for this characters, their growing up, their challenges, their p
3/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺

I do hope this book has the middle book syndrome because if not, then we’re about to have a problem.

I was so ecstatic about this book and I wanted to hype it so much and I started reading it with so much hope...only to be disappointed bit by bit.

Have you ever watched a balloon slowly deflating because someone didn’t tie it accordingly? The balloon was me while reading this book.


The world-building was spectacular in this book as it was in the pre
Tara ☽
Apr 05, 2018 marked it as to-read


Does anyone have any idea why the publishing date has been pushed back so far?

I need to read this to see if my theories are correct, dammit!


Okay so according to my findings we have an army of people who ship Zélie and Roën and so I hereby christen it Zoën
I am so disappointed by this book—so much so that it breaks my heart. I am emotionally spent so I want to keep this as short as possible without ranting. I adored Children of Blood and Bone so much that I gave it five stars. The only reason why this isn’t getting one-star from me is because it’s not a bad book and I don’t want it to come across like it is because I have respect for Tomi Adeyemi.

The book begins about a month after the events of the first book ended. The magical system, Yoruba cu
Apr 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Updated review (14 April 2020)

Since I posted my initial thoughts, I've received some strong reactions and questions that I did not anticipate. For my peace of mind, I am writing this review to hopefully better articulate my opinion and the issues I have with Children of Virtue and Vengeance. But first, some important notes:

1. I am not an own-voices reviewer for this series and, therefore, I cannot speak on the authenticity of the Black representation. I also cannot speak on what is offensive
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
huh. well, this is a little bit disappointing. i finished this and all i could think was ‘thats it!? i waited nearly two years for that!?’ maybe my expectations slowly became too high whilst i was anticipating this release, but wow. this is not at all what i was hoping it would be, sadly.

similar to ‘children of blood and bone,’ the representation and diversity is what culturally enriches this story and gives it its power. the writing is also really magical. but the plot? wow. what a snooze fest
Apr 19, 2018 marked it as lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
Am I the only one that's losing interest here...? Debating whether I want to continue on with this series or not.



TITLE!!!!! 😍
I'm anticipating this book so much I NEED AND WANT IT NOW!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Going to unhaul these books. I still like them but don’t love them. This cover is amaze balls though and I’m going to print one for my photo album!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Vibur (hiatus)
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
what in the holy skies happened to my kids???

this bunch of asshats can't be mine, don't know them sorry
Charlotte May
“You carry all of us in your heart. We shall live in every breath you take. Every incantation you speak.”

Definitely better than the first one! I was pretty sceptical going in as there were a few things in book 1 I didn’t like.

However, I’m glad I gave this a chance because it was exciting and engaging.


You have been warned.

So Zelie has rejoined her clan and along with her brother Tzain and Amari they are determined to fight their enemies.

But who should show up and become
Apr 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
1 star

May 27, 2020: Bitched about this to a friend and I am mad all over again.

Dec 25, 2019: It's been over 2 weeks since I read this and thinking about it still makes me mad.

Girl, this was a mess and that ending seemed like it was written in 5 mins. thank u, next.

Utterly disappointing.

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About bloody time, if you asked me. March to June to December?

You have kept us waiting, Tomi.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
I’m absolutely heartbroken about this book. After a year of anxiously waiting for this, I’m left feeling disappointed and empty after reading it.

Every single character was so. so. annoying. By the end of the first book, I was an ENORMOUS Amari stan. I mean I was willing to die for her. This book just completely undid her wonderful character development and everything we love about Amari!! I cried, but not because of the emotional scenes, but because of how heartbroken I was that the aut
Umairah (Sereadipity)
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Children of Virtue and Vengeance was the gripping sequel to Children of Blood and Bone. I enjoyed it overall, although it suffered a bit of 'second book syndrome'. It took the story to new heights and the consequences of their actions were graver than ever before.

After the shattering conclusion of the previous book, Orïsha was in a great state of upheaval. Although the ritual went wrong, Zélie achieved her goal of returning magic to the magi but she
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”Just tell Zélie what you want,” he says. “She’ll listen.”
“No, she won’t.” I shake my head. “None of them will.”

And if that isn’t the entire mood of this book, then I really don’t know! People, buckle up because today I’m going to serve some hot tea and not everyone is going to enjoy it. I’m not here to please though so you either read my honest opinion or you don’t. It’s
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
there is a cover and I am absolutely living for it!!! look at fierceness. look at that beauty. it's art, I say. ART!

Now I just gotta actually read book one...
megs_bookrack ((is traveling for turkey))
Update:: O.M.G.
Would you just look at this cover!?

I received a notice from Amazon that this has been pushed back to December???
Is that correct??

But let's be honest, I guess that gives me time to actually read this first book...

May 10, 2018 added it

FINALLY GOT MY COPY!!!!! 🥳🤩 Already halfway through and may I just say, it was worth the wait.


Review coming soon🥰


Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I don’t really know what happened here. This series had such a promising start, there was so much hype and it just kind of...fizzled. This absolutely breaks my heart to have to write, but three stars is the most generous I can be with Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

Maybe there were signs of this outcome all along. The release date was repeatedly pushed back to almost two years after the publication of Children of Blood and Bone. The problem with having such a big gap between books is that you
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
so when's the next book coming out ...more
Aaryn Flott
Damn. That ending though!!! 🤯

Zelie broke my heart with her intense and heart wrenching feelings,😭Amari made me furious😡, and Inan triggered the fuck out of me😤

Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
So... I’m disappointed and I’m upset!! A 3 but maybe even slightly less? :(

I’ve raved about Children of Blood and Bone to so many people in my life. I thought it was one of the most enthralling and richest fantasy stories I had ever read. I loved nearly everything about it. I still do!! It was so so good! I’ll probably listen to it on audio soon because I heard that it’s FAB.

The problem with Children of Virtue and Vengeance is that nothing important enough happened to advance the plot (in my hu
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-magic
I loved Children of Blood and Bone and the way it used magic and African mythology. This follow-up had all of the action and magic of the first and did not disappoint.
Melissa Stacy
DNF on page 139
(or 34% of 404 pages total)

When Good Morning America picked the 2019 YA fantasy "Children of Virtue and Vengeance," Tomi Adeyemi's sequel to "Children of Blood and Bone" (2018), as their Book Club selection, and the book rocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, I decided to check out the sequel myself.

I one-starred "Children of Blood and Bone," and after writing a thorough review for that book, my memory of the book's contents is quite clear. After skim-reading
Nope. I don't know what happened. I don't know what the hell went through Tomi's head when she wrote this, but child this wasn't it. The only thing that stopped this book from being a 1 star ultimate failure was the magic system/world building and the possibilities that could come from that ending.

I don't want to give too much away considering that this is a sequel and I want people who have not read the book to have access to my thoughts. However, the characters in this book were ALL wrong. I'
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Feb 01, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I need this book right now

I need someone to time travel to the future get this book and then go to 2018 and give it to me

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May 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
#1) Children of Blood and Bone ★★★★
#2) Children of Virtue and Vengeance ★★

I was so excited to read this book. I even reread the first one in preparation, which is a big deal considering it is the my only reread of 2020 so far. I had heard some mixed reviews, so decided to let the hype and my expectations simmer down- but I was still disappointed.

This book was significantly shorter than its predecessor, but it took me longer to get through. It felt like simultaneously nothing was happening and w
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Before we get started, can we take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous cover? I love seeing black girls on our covers and she is looking fierce!

First of all, I have to get this out of the way. I do not like ex machinas of characters we presumed were dead. It discredits the author every time they say someone is dead from here on out, because we struggle to believe them. And I did not even want this character back so ^.^ That was not nice. ^.^

But with that out of the way, I have to say I liked som
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Emily B
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I read this book because it was recently added as an ebook through my library and I knew if I waited there would be a huge wait to get it again. Also I had already read the first one so I thought I might as well try the second.

Firstly, the start of this felt really whinny.. I guess I haven’t read young adult fiction in a while so maybe that had something to do with it? Some of the relationships in this book were pretty disappointing, a lot of arguing and falling out only to reconcile and repeat
Yusra  ✨
May 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
will read this even tho CBB was a 2 star read for me.
wanna know why???

one word

Tzain :) :) :)
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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 allow ...more

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