Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

This is the second book of the Legacy of Orïsha series.

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bring magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji but also some noble with magic ancestry.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as strong and magical as they are. When Amari’s mother forms an army of royals with newly awakened powers, Zélie fights to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at her breaking point: she must find a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

I really liked where Children of Virtue and Vengeance picked back up. The results of what Zélie and Amari achieved in Children of Blood and Bone brought a new aspect of what Zélie still needs to achieve.

There is more character growth in Amari throughout this book and I liked that there was more focus on Amari, not just Zélie.

The new way of fighting in this book brought up a different fighting styles then what we have seen in the last book.

The theme of hate were very apparent in this book and the dangers of having i and I was hoping for some peace between a few of the characters so they could work together.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance’s ending leaves me wanting more. It is apparent that it isn’t the last book which leaves me itching for the next book as soon as possible which at this stage there is no release or information for the next book.

I found the pacing of the book to be a bit slow in some places but I was invested in the characters to find out what happens.

Overall I did enjoy Children of Virtue and Vengeance and look forward to reading more from Tomi Adeyemi when she releases more.


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