- File Size: 327 KB
- Print Length: 167 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: MLR Press (October 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 6, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0756ND4GP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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First off, I really enjoyed the way this story began. After Elias is rude and dismissive to Ty upon their first meeting, he can’t get the encounter out of his head. So he brings Ty a gift the next day to say sorry. When Ty is less than impressed at his offering Elias stubbornly begins bring Ty something each morning, until Ty accepts his apology. This first part of the story sums up Elias’s character perfectly. He’s a bit of an ass, but is unapologetic when he believes he’s in the right. However, he isn’t too much of an ass to admit when he’s wrong. I guess in that way, Ty is exactly the same as Elias, he’s just way more laid back about life in general. While it seemed, even to me, that these two men shouldn’t have worked together, the author sold me on their relationship.
While the romantic relationship did develop crazy fast, I was happy enough to just go with it. There was basically zero angst to be found here, and very little conflict between Elias and Ty. Most of the conflict was Elias’s internal battle with his plans for his life. Given that the men weren’t fighting over issues constantly, the speed at which their relationship moved wasn’t completely unrealistic. In fact, when the men did have an issue, they discussed it and worked it out. What a novel approach!
Ty’s rather large family and all of their antics provided some needed commotion through out the story. I love it when authors include a rambunctious family somewhere in a story.
This was an enjoyable read. Honestly, I liked it more than I expected. While it isn’t full of drama or action, sometimes you need an amusingly sweet book like this to hit the spot.
Original review posted at Love Bytes Reviews
Oh man! I really enjoyed this one.
Not only because the characters were lovely (although that's *the* huge plus) or because I was sucked right in due to the charming nature of the development of their relationship (another quite sizeable advantage). It was just... So well done, in general.
It sort of reads like a rom-com, but with a slightly more accentuated focus on the romance part. Plus, the extra of the sexytimes (which, in the mood I am lately, I could have gone with, but I didn't find it as annoying as it could have been, so yay, another plus right here!)
Even though the relationship between Eli and Ty develops at an unorthodox pace, I still wasn't bothered by it, because it was written in a way that made sense, that felt natural and I was really "feeling" it. Plus, how can you complain when the chemistry between the characters was so great? They were amazing together, and I really enjoyed seeing them find their way around their relationship.
As much as I appreciated the lovely bubble that seemed to wrap these two, I also welcomed the pinch of conflict that came to give realism to the situation. That isn't to say that the characters and their stories hadn't felt real or relatable prior to that point, I really do think that the author did a great job with how the story was fleshed out as a whole. The conflict bit was just another of the perks to the building of an already pretty great story. I just wished it had had a more accentuated presence: the situation was brewing slowly throughout the story without never really having a huge impact, and when it finally "blew off", it was quite late in the story so it didn't have much time to properly sit and have a well-developed treatment, so it got solved pretty quick. But it was nothing major: if anything, it caused that the tension of the story was rather minimal, and I was definitely in the mood for that!
I mentioned the characters earlier in the review, and let me just wrap that up by saying that not only I found Eli and Ty completely adorable and relatable (on different levels for each character, but still); I was also charmed off my socks by Ty's family- even his out-of-control, controlling mom! xD the family dynamics (and the way Eli blended into that mix) was thoroughly enjoyable.
All in all, I loved reading this, and getting to know these characters- with something so short, that is a pretty rare thing for me, to get involved so quickly. I'm glad it happened, because this story had lots of things for me to like, and I'm happy it all worked so good!
This is an insta-love story and it worked for me. It didn’t take away from the story at all. I loved it. It’s a lite, easy, sweet and fun read. And yet there are those moments that make you think. How much are you willing to settle for in life to feel secure? Elias doesn’t like his job and yet he won’t leave it because of the security it provides. Also, he judged Ty by the job he did without ever asking or looking further. But Ty did some judging of his own regarding Elias’ job. Yet I loved the gentle way in which he kept pushing Elias to take a chance.
All the characters in this story have a real and relatable feel to them. You understand them and feel for them. I absolutely loved Ty’s family! His mom is such a hoot. Loved it when all the kids hid in the basement.
This was a wonderful read that I truly enjoyed. I can’t wait for this author’s next story.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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