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- Publication Date: March 16, 2014
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- Language: English
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The book starts out with Dani trying to save her friend; then we are propelled into the past. The story is told with alternation POVs between Dani and her brother Paul. They are each facing their own struggles to come to grips with what they are and what they have to do to survive. Dani is on her own and Paul was taken in by the Ruemisuds and made a soldier. Each chapter brings us closer to events in the present and finally culminate and you get that “AH HA” moment.
The only flaws I found was in the relationship that develops between Matt and Dani. Everything seemed to move super fast and his reactions to the whole situation just seemed a little too unrealistic. But I did like the fact that Dani finally found someone who would accept her for who she was and made her feel like she had finally found her place in the world.
The conflict between the Ruemisuds and Rhowels was very interesting. We don’t learn a whole lot about the Rhowels in this book, only what we are told from the Ruemisud point of view. They are the bad guys. They are ruining everything. I did get the feeling early on in this book that the Ruemisuds most definitely felt superior to everyone else. They are wealthy, powerful, hold influence over some portions of the human government, have technology that humans can only dream about, but above all else feel that the Rhowels are the lowest vampire lifeforms out there and should be exterminated.
In the end both Dani and Paul have a choice about whose side they are going to join. Paul already knows what the Ruemisuds are capable of and is just getting to know the Rhowels. Dani feels like the Rhowels have taken her into their society and like she is where she belongs. Which side will they choose to fight for?
The ending will leave you wondering what is going to happen next. It’s not a cliffhanger really, but leaves you with just enough information to keep you on edge until the next installment comes out. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy a unique vampire story, with a splash of this and a little bit of that thrown in for good measure.
I swear - i havent read anything like it.
It starts off with Dani who lives with her mum and her abusive step dad, Stan. She leads a really horrible homelife, and because of this, she shies away from people at school, blending into the background, wearing long sleeves to hide any bruises....
Its not always been this bad....her older brother, Paul, was killed 2 years ago in a town quite a way away - they found his car incinerated and came to the conclusion that he and his 3 friends were inside at the time.
Since then Stan had got worse.....
Dani resolves to run away. In the middle of the night, when everyone is asleep she flees, with just a back pack....but she doesnt get very far.....while waiting for a bus to arrive she hears a baby cry in the dark alley next to her....she wrestled with her conscience deciding she couldnt leave it....all the time knowing it could be a trap....
...and it was...she was attacked by this huge flying beast that tore her shoulder and bit her. Running as fast as she could, which wasnt very fast, she finds shelter in a deserted warehouse.
Laying down, believing she was dying, she asked her brother to be where she goes.
The next day she awakes. Strange. her wounds were all healed, and she felt....great. She smiled, goes out into the sun and nearly fries herself. she works out fast shes a vampire. She learns to live on rats blood....hiding by day, coming out at night......
One night she spots her all time crush Matt...and the flying beast was after her - her immediate thought was to get him to safety. Shoving him in a mens toilet she tries to explain about the beast....but he doesnt listen....
Watching in horror, Matt is too attacked. Filled with rage she kicks the beast away and drags Matt to her hide out.
Surprisingly he adapts quicker than she did, and admits a crush on her.
Everything for once for Dani....was perfect...well, apart from the vampire bit!
Then one night Matt goes to meet his best friend.......he brings a wooden bat, and accidentally kills Matt.
In agony, hurt and heart broken, Dani waits for the sun and plants the broken wooden bat facing up - either way shes leaving this world to be with Matt.....
.....one minute before sunrise, shes yanked out....by Paul. They run to her building and make it in time.
Question time for Paul.
Turns out there are two fractions of Vamps - the Ruemisuds and the Rhowels. Paul was picked up that night by the Ruemisuds and turned into basically a killing machine -the soldier he always wanted to be....but things arent what they seem.....
Before any conversation is said the head of the Rhowels, who the Ruemisuds have stressed are rebels and to be eliminated at all cost, appears at Dani's hide out with support.
Theyre taken to their headquarters...
Where their eyes are opened even more....
A really surprisingly good read and im itching for the next one, so i hope its not to long to wait!!
Read on behalf of BOOK ENTHUSIAST TOURS for an honest review
I felt that Mat and Dani’s relationship could have been a bit more in-depth though, I had a bit of trouble relating to their emotions and actions towards each other, I guess mainly because it happened super fast.
I think one flaw that just didn’t sit well with me, is Matt’s reactions to the situation they are in, just took to what happened too easy, and it was unrealistic as was that fast relationship. I was glad that Dani found someone who accepted her and he made her feel like she was loved.
I will say this book is not for the weak of the stomach. Some scenes are downright horrid in a torture kind of way. Just awful, what was described was described too well, where I could see it, and gave me chills. So even though the scenes were disturbing, they showed how great this author is.
I do highly recommend this to the paranormal lovers who do not mind some gore in their books. The romance is short, and only takes place in a very small part of the book, so people looking for romance will not be satisfied I do not think.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I do recommend it, and would read any future books for sure.
I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
Michelle @ Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books