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Recenzie Urmasii de sange si os de Tomi Adeyemi /Review Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Carte publicata la Editura Epica in format hardcover. Acum in librarii

Sinopsis: Zelie Adebola isi mai aminteste de vremea cand pamantul Orishei vibra de magie. Arzatorii aprindeau flacari. Mareicii chemau valurile, iar mama Secerator a lui Zelie chema sufletele mortilor.

Dar totul s-a schimbat odata ce magia a disparut. La ordinele unui rege nemilos, majii au fost vanati si ucisi, lasandu-i pe Zelie fara mama si pe poporul ei fara speranta.

Acum Zelie are o sansa sa aduca inapoi magia si sa riposteze la prigoana regelui. Cu ajutorul unei printese fugare, Zelie trebuie sa dejoace si sa scape de urmarirea printului mostenitor, care este pornit sa starpeasca magia pentru totdeauna.

Primejdia ameninta la tot pasul in Orisha, unde leopanarii de zapada dau tarcoale dupa prada si spirite razbunatoare pandesc ascunse in ape. Totusi, cea mai mare primejdie poate fi Zelie insasi, care se lupta sa-si controleze puterile nou-dobandite – si sentimentele din ce in ce mai adanci pentru un dusman. 

Doamne! Nu am mai citit o carte asa de buna de ceva vreme. Sau poate am criticat prea dur cartile pe care le-am citit in ultimul timp. Multe dintre cartile fantasy pe care le-am citit pur si simplu nu s-au ridicat la standardele mele. Insa, aceasta carte a curprins fiecare element favorit cand vine vorba de fantasy si cred ca a ajuns in topul anului acesta.

Lumea din Urmasii de sange si os a fost ilustrata minunat, sistemul a fost pus la punct foarte bine, personajele sunt extraordinare si chiar mi-a placut faptul ca exista gemeni. Animalele, zeii si locurile unde se intampla actiunea au fost fabuloase. Sa nu mentionez ca si coperta cartii m-a cucerit cu totul! Cartea este plina ochi de actiune si aventura bine plasata, personajele se dezvolta pe tot parcursul firului narativ, totul este exact cum trebuie sa fie. Mai apoi ajungi la final unde se afla nota autoarei care este scrisa ca raspuns la violenta si brutalitatea asupra oamenilor de culoare din America, iar asta adauga si mai multa dedicare povestii.

O sa mai spun un singur lucru: As muri pentru Amari. Atat! Vreau cat mai mult de la acest personaj. Amari este personajul meu preferat, ea este cea care a avut cea mai complexa personalitate in opinia mea. Ea si Inan de asemenea. Si Inan a fost bine conturat si am apreciat asta destul de mult. Insa, am gasit personajul Zeliei fiind destul de simplu si nedezvoltat. Pe Tzain, nu stiu, nu l-am iubit, nici nu l-am urat, dar mi s-a parut ceva straniu legat de el.

Adeyemi explora atat de multe teme importante in aceasta carte: bigotismul, ura, moartea, prabusirea culturii, evazivitatea dar necesitatea sperantei, increderea, inselaciunea, dezamagirea, iubirea de toate felurile, pretul iertarii, mila, harul dat si primit, si importanta increderii in ceva mai maret decat tine.

Pe scurt? Cartea aceasta a fost glorioasa, de la inceput pana la final si m-am indragostit de ea

Children of Blood and Bone

by  Tomi Adeyemi

Synopsis: They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. 

Oh. My. God. I haven’t read this good of a book in a long time. Or it could just be I’m overly critical when it comes to books. Many of the fantasies I’ve read simply didn’t meet my standards and I didn’t really enjoy them. This book just encompasses some of my favorite elements in fantasy, and I think it as also topped my list for best 2018 release so far. 

The world was beautifully portrayed. The magic system is established nicely. The characters are wonderful, and I really enjoyed the fact that it features two pairs of siblings. The animals and the gods and the settings are fabulous. The cover is STUNNING. It’s full of action and adventure and it’s well paced. There’s plenty of character development. And then you get to the end and the author’s note says that Adeyami wrote this in response to police brutality and violence towards people of colour in America, and it adds a whole extra level to the story. 

So let me just say this one thing: I would die for Amari. That is all. Also, if I could date Amari, that would be great, too. Just give me more Amari. Amari was my favorite character – she was one who I found had actual dimension to her and I loved that. Her, and Inan, too. Inan felt multi-dimensional, too, and I loved that. However, I found Zelie’s character to fall a bit flat and be a bit one-sided. Tzain… I don’t know, I didn’t love him, I didn’t hate him, but I found his characterization to be a bit off. His character would do complete 180s every few seconds, which just frustrated me… But other than Tzain and Zelie, the characters were great. I loved what we got to see of the side ones!

Adyemi explores so many important themes in this one book. Bigotry, hate, death, the tearing down of culture, the elusiveness but necessity of hope, working through justifiable fears, trust, betrayal, disappointment, love (familial, romantic, and friendship), the cost of forgiveness, mercy, and grace both given and received, and the importance of believing in something bigger and more important than yourself. 

In short? This was glorious, from start to finish.

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