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Blood Scion

by Deborah Falaye

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Title: Blood Scion (Blood Scion #!)

Author: Deborah Falaye

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: March 8, 2022

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

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Book Description: 

This is what they deserve. They wanted me to be a monster. I will be the worst monster they ever created.

Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will—she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.

Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.

Sloane rises through the ranks and gains strength but, in doing so, risks something greater: losing herself entirely, and becoming the very monster that she ahbors.

Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, this deeply felt and emotionally charged debut from Deborah Falaye, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Daughter of Smoke and Bone that will utterly thrill and capture readers


I absolutely loved this book. It had a Hunger Games feel (which I am obsessed with) once they are in the training camp, and this story is enthralling. I was sucked in almost immediately. This story has no shortage of heartbreak let me tell you. Heartbreak, Betrayal, and Action are three words that best described Blood Scion. There were so many twists and turns that I had no idea who was behind what until the very very last chapter. I was mezmerized by the unique plot. These characters slip under your skin, and leave you wanting more more more.

Sloane is such an amazing MC, and you can’t hep but root for her success. She has gone through so much torment and heartache, and my heart broke over and over for her and what these other children had to suffer at the hands of these evil Lucis. It is absolutely sickening what a group of people can do to another simply because they are different. It is fascinating to see how she perserveres through everything she is subjected to. Made to do horrendous things. Betrayed over and over again. It was gut wrenching.

The ending was completely and utterly shocking. I was stunned and kept trying to turn the page hoping more writing would appear. This could not be how it ended.. I was sure there had to be a mistake. How can I possibly wait to find out what happens next. I am seriously still kind of floored how it ended.

All in all this was an absolutely amazing story, and I believe a must read for fantasy lovers.

Author Bio:Deborah Falayeis a Nigerian Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos,Nigeria, where she spent her time devouring African Literature, pestering her grandmafor folktales, and tricking her grandfather into watching Passions every night. Whenshe’s not writing about fierce Black girls with bad-ass magic, she can be found obsessing over all things reality TV. Deborah currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their partner-in-crime yorkie, Major. Blood Scion is her first novel.


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