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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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“I won't let your ignorance silence my pain”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“gods are nothing without fools to believe in them.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn't keeping us alive. it was thinking we'd never fight back”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Reality told us we would fail. But again and again, we fought. We perserved . We rose.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“You know how to win,” she says. “Just make sure you know when to fight.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“When your opponent has no honor, you must fight in different ways, smarter ways.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“They don't hate you, my child. They hate what you were meant to become.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“As it fades, I see the truth - in plain sight, yet hidden all along. We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. This truth holds me close, rocking me like a child in a mother's arms. It binds me in its love as death swallows me in its grasp.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“As long as we don't have magic, they will never treat us with respect. They need to know we can hit them back. If they burn our homes, we burn theirs, too.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Good hearts don't leave scars like that.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“We are all children of blood and bone.
All instruments of vengeance and virtue.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“I’m the very monster I hunt.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Love is too strong, too intense, for what I feel. For what I am allowed to feel.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“You have your duty and your heart. To chose one means the other must suffer.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Your people, your guards – they’re nothing more than killers, rapists, and thieves. The only difference between them and criminals is the uniforms they wear.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“The truth cuts like the sharpest knife I've ever known.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Let them taste the terror they make us swallow.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“I begin to realise how far others will go to keep us down.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Children of Blood and Bone was written during a time where I kept turning on the news and seeing stories of unarmed black men, women, and children being shot by the police. I felt afraid and angry and helpless, but this book was the one thing that made me feel like I could do something about it. I told myself that if just one person could read it and have their hearts or minds changed, then I would've done something meaningful against a problem that often feels so much bigger than myself.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Power is not the answer. It will only intensify the fight.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“It doesn't matter how strong I get, how much power my magic wields. They will always hate me in this world.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“I don't know what shocks me more--- the power in my voice or the words themselves”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“I’ve been a sheep. A sheep when my kingdom needed me to act like a king.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Everyone else feels like being caught in the rain. You’re the whole tsunami.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Our heritage transformed into a thing to hate.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“Reality and logic don’t matter to her. She needs this so badly, failure isn’t even in the realm of possibilities.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
“The gods don’t make mistakes.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

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