Greetings My Lovelies!
It’s Monday so that’s means that it’s time once again for me to do a book review. Yea! So here’s how this works. I rate books on a scale of coffee cups….because I love coffee. Also there will be no spoilers in these reviews.
0 cups= I hated it/couldn’t finish
1 cup= did like but finished bc I’m stubborn
2 cups= meh
3 cups= Not the best but interesting enough to finish
4 cups= I really like it.
5 cups=OMG YOU HAVE TO READ THIS
1/2 cup because the book has such promise
In the land of Orisha magic has been completely wiped out. Anyone born with the white hair of a maji is instantly put under suspicion and treated worse than animals. We meet Zelie a young diviner whose fiery spirit has gotten her trouble more than once. We also meet Amari, the princess who wants to help the people her father has pushed to near extinction. We meet a few other interesting characters but I don’t feel like going into them here.
I have to be honest….I didn’t actually finish this book. I made it half way through it and just had to give up. While the premise and world are interesting, they just took forever to get into it. Some aspects of the world aren’t explained and it took me rereading them a few times to understand what the author was getting at. I like the ideas of fighting against systematic racism and people from all walks of life coming together to achieve that goal. But Zelie is an unlikable character. She struggles to stay pissy a the princess who’s trying to help but is also going through a tough time herself.
I hate not finishing books. So I might try and come back to this book again. Like I said, the premise and world are interesting.
Let me know your thoughts. Did you like it or not? Should I give it another go or set it aside? Comment below.
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