Currently Reading :: Children of Blood And Bone

Ok guys, after what seems like ages since picking up book and reading, I found my way back to that part of me and the book I choose to do that with did not disappoint. I am that type of person that when I find a good book and really get into it, it is really hard for me to put it down. I don't like the feeling of being left hanging or wondering what happens next, so I keep going, turning pages and burning the midnight oil till I get to the end.

Same thing with movies, once I get into a good movie, it is hard for me to breakaway or even walk away no matter what I'm doing, I must sit and watch till it ends. For this reason, I do not like to watch movies randomly. I make sure I have the time for it before starting one, otherwise, there goes two hours or more of my time or sleep; lost on watching an unplanned movie.

This is a problem in my house because hubby is the opposite. He can put on a movie and go to sleep or just do other stuff or even walk away. I like to keep the TV if on 30 minutes shows, preferably re-runs, so I can walk away in easily anytime and not in two hours. But, hubby will rather have a movie playing instead and he doesn't even pay any mind to it. So, if I catch the first few minutes and it ends up being a good one, I am the one stuck and glued to the couch while he just simply walks away and goes about his day. Although, if it is really not a good time and I know I definitely cannot afford to be stuck waiting a movie I didn't ask for or not in the mood, I just let him know not to think about putting it on if he is not planning on watching it.

Anyways, I digress from the reason for this post. The book I broke my reading break with was Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

I am not one to get into sorcery and magic and those type of books and I guess you can say this is the Nigerian part of me. Goes a little to how I was raised and believes, especially in a christian home. Let's just say associate to those kinds of things, movies and books included were frowned upon. Aside for that, I personally to find myself gravitating towards it either. To paint the picture clearly, I am not into the likes of Harry Potter and Lords of the Rings. Yet, something about this book intrigued me enough to buy it. Maybe it is the fact that the author is Nigerian like me or that fact that I was curious enough to see how she transforms the gods and their stories into today's world. If you grow up watching those old Yoruba movies in Nigeria, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Long story short, I bought the book and I read and finished it in just under a week. I would have finished sooner but mommy life had to take precedence at times, so I closed it and laid it down more often than I would have liked.

The book was everything and more. It gets better as you turn the pages especially as you hit the middle till the end; It becomes harder to put it down. And then, you get to the end and you have that feeling of I can't wait till the next one is out.

I guess you can say I will be a true committed fan to this series and won't miss a beat on both the books and movies. I can only imagine, if done right, how beautiful the movie will be. The details in the description of each character, their emotions, their skin colors, their clothes. I can imagine it all reading the book, so I hope the movie does it justice and delivers.

And the best part I want to say was getting to the end of the book and reading the author’s note and finding out the reason and motivation for the book and the characters; that was the moment it all came together and hit home for me.

So, if you're looking for a new book to add to your list or you haven't read one in a minute, this is definitely a good one to start with.

Get the book here or click on the image at the top.

Now, I'm on the hunt for the next read. Suggestions welcomed.

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