Children of Virtue and Vengeance: Legacy of Orisha, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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The spectacular sequel to Audie Award Audiobook of the Year Children of Blood and Bone
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"Bhani Turpin exquisitely narrates the second book in this fantasy series, Legacy of Orïsha. Her steady pace and West African accent draw us into the story of Zélie, a Maji warrior, and Princess Amari - both of whom fight against a monarchy that threatens to destroy the people of Orïsha...A riveting audiobook!" (AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award winner)
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: She must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times best-selling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first audiobook in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 27 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||December 03 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #4,142 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#13 in Legends, Myths & Fairy Tales for Teens
#19 in Fiction About Prejudice & Racism for Young Adults
#43 in Fiction on Difficult Situations for Teens
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The story focuses on corruption of power, the complexity and emotional struggles of the main characters as they have grown.
I find that this book has Amari more in the forefront. She’s my favorite character with the most character development. I loved how she grew in CBB and I really appreciate her in this book. As she deals with what they have gone through and in her struggle to correct what her family has done, she looses her way yet she tries to do the right thing. To me she was the most relatable character.
Zelie the Chosen One is more vulnerable as she tries to deal with everything and even though she comes out stronger in the end her vulnerability is so heart wrenchingly realistic.
Inan and Tzain also grow as they go through their own struggles. I still have hope that Inan and Zelie
will have some sort of relationship in the end even if it’s not romantic.
I really like that Roen is back in the sequel. As I mentioned earlier that I love the POVs in the book but I wish there was a couple chapters with his POV because I would have liked to hear from his side what he thinks of this Saga. Though I like how the relationship between him and Zelie blossoms, however I really don’t want them to end up together. It’s just soooo cliche.
One of the new characters I fell in love with in this book was Mazeli. He always brought smiles to my face.
In the end I really enjoyed this book as it was unpredictable. I love the cliffhanger ending- The epilogue is EPIC and I can’t wait to read the 3rd book.
The characters are one dimensional and keep doing and saying things that don't make sense and seem to come out of nowhere.
Plot progression is bizarre. One character is constantly hated and no one will listen to her, and then a few pages later everyone loves her and is throwing a party for her. And I quote, "This party is for you!" What?
The eyeroll moments got to the point where I had to put the book down out of frustration. I won't be finishing it.
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There are several grammatical errors which distract from the story, or maybe I just noticed them more because the story was quite boring. It dragged, didn’t absorb me, and the characters are pretty different from the first book - for example we find that Zelie, rather than being the brave strong individual she is the first book, is actually a power hungry muppet who can’t see past the end of her nose to the bigger picture. This is not a book I’d like my children reading as I wouldn’t want them looking up to a character of this sort.
All in all, not a great book. I won’t be reading the third when it comes out and will definitely be avoiding the film when it’s made.
I did really like how we dived into the different types of maji and their elder leaders, gaining a better understanding of their abilities. We didnt really come to a satisfying end which ensures that there is going to be a third and possibly a forth book. I'm still debating whether I'm going to read the next, maybe just to see if the series can be redeemed as I've already invested a lot of time into it. Hopefully the movie will help me forget how disappointing this book was. Sorry for the rant but I truly expected more, I really wanted to support Tomi with this series that was supposed to be excellent :(