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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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Angela is an American college student in Cancun enjoying a mini vacation with her sorority sisters. Trusting a local man whose beauty is only skin deep will turn out to be the start of Angela's nightmare.
After taken as a prisoner and explained how her former life no longer existed she was left with little hope.
'I had a choice to make. Failing this test would mean death. Passing would mean sexual slavery.'
The moment she picked her choice the breaking of her spirit began and her need to survive became her number one priority.
'Everything I thought I knew about myself and life, all of my views, shifted and changed in that room on that day. Ideas of privacy and entitlement and freedom slipped away. The meanings of strength and weakness morphed and failed to matter anymore. All that mattered was survival with minimal pain.'
Colin was a young teen boy when his parents were murdered and his younger brother stolen and sold into slavery. Colin's life mission was to find his brother and bring justice to those who killed his parents. Years later he was hired to rescue Angela.
As Colin sets out to rescue Angela the lines between saving her or making her his own began to blur. He began to think of her as
'His. His to protect. His to save. His to...pleasure.'
This is where you have to decide what works for you and I like my hero and heroin to be exclusive. I understand it was the authors way to add sensuality and intensity to the story but it just killed me to think of me as Angelia and seeing the man I loved enjoying favors from another. Some would probably disagree so it's really a matter of what your taste is. It was a very dark book at times and very sad at others but the ending kind of saved it. The thought of spending the rest of your life looking over your shoulder really was'nt a happily ever after but there were some glimpses of hope surrounding them.
I gave it 4 stars because it was a well written book but I highly caution anyone to look a little closer and to take everything into consideration before purchasing. I think if I had known quite how tense it was at times I may have reconsidered but after I bought it I forced myself to keep reading. I just don't see myself ever reading it again.
The writing in the beginning wasn’t great. In fact I almost quit reading about two chapters in. It’s just very boring and I found it hard to connect to the main character at first. You can tell the author is just trying to get you through events. Little did I know the amazing-ness she was leading us to. The story moves too quickly at first and definitely had a Natalie Holloway feel to it.
I’m not sure if the writing style improved or if I was just too engrossed in the story at that point but around 15% I stopped noticing and was totally sucked in. By this point I knew there was no way I was putting this book down if it could be helped.
Let’s talk about Angela for a minute. While at first I couldn’t connect to her character, by the time we hit that pivital point in the story things changed for me. I don’t think any of us could say how we’d respond if faced with what she was unless you’ve been there yourself. But I know I wouldn’t do as well as her. She was such a strong person even when she thought herself weak. She was able to maintain a bit of herself and while broken I don’t think every truly allowed her sense of self to be taken from her. Some might say she gave in too easily and accepted her situation too well, but I disagree. Angela did what she had to do to survive. That’s all that could be asked of her or anyone in that position.
I haven’t talked much about the story of Angela and Colin and that’s because I don’t want to give anything away. I can’t find a way to share details of the story without taking away from the feel you get while reading. You need each twist and turn as they happen so you can be taken away while reading. I will give a warning though, Beware: this is a dark read. I mean dark. There is rape, and super detailed and erotic scenes while in captivity. I won’t even be rating the smut factor on this one because while it happens (a lot), it wasn’t the kind of scene you could enjoy.
Heck even just reading the story and enjoying it in general made me feel bad. It’s one of those reads you think you shouldn’t feel ok with liking, but remember it’s fiction. Just keep repeating to yourself, “fiction, fiction, fiction” to get you through the rough parts. It worked for me…. kind of. There was more than one time that I had to take a few seconds break and stop reading just to get my heart under control and regain some restraint back in my mind after certain events would take place.
I had no idea how the author would end it. I was starting to worry when I thought I saw the directions she was going to go because I didn’t think I’d be ok with that kind of relationship set up given their past, but damn she nailed it. I loved the ending, it felt perfect. Field’s tied it all together wonderful and made me ok with the future for both main characters. It was my first dark read of this caliber and I thought it was wonderful. And I’m mostly ok admitting that.
If you’re looking for something different than what you’ve been reading in the past and are looking to venture into a more emotional read this might be the one for you.