First Impression Fridays are a weekly meme hosted by J.W. Martin. This week I will be discussing Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
I had heard amazing things about this book before I read it. I had high expectations had to force myself to wait to read it until I had finished some blog tour books.
Now that I am 100 pages in, I don’t know what to feel. None of the characters are really standing out to me. Zélie is the main character, but I don’t feel any other emotions from her besides anger. All she seems to do is either get angry or make a mistake that she will later try to defend and then get angry. I hope that she goes through some serious character development because for now, I can’t bring myself to like her. I also despise the princess, Amari. Her friend/servant dies because she was found to have magic powers. What does she do? She goes into a town full of people like her, attracting the royal guard, and endangers them all by asking for help. Instead of properly avenging her friend, she simply causes more people like her to be murdered and have their homes destroyed. She could have done something big from working on the inside and trying to get things to help the maji through the government, but instead, she chose to run away and draw all attention to herself. Some people may say that the mistake makes her human, but I just think that she is just being irresponsible and not really caring who dies from her decisions. I also want to see some big changes from her.
Overall, I am worried about the direction that this story is taking for me. I hope that it will improve, and fast. If it doesn’t, I don’t know what I am going to do. I guess the hype ruined it for me.