This book is the second installment in the Legacy of Orisha series by Tomi Adeyemi. I enjoyed the first book, thanks to excellent character development and world-building. SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK FOLLOW!!
After killing the evil King, Zelie and the King’s daughter work with other maji to fight against the evil Queen and the Prince, who is no longer on Zelie’s side. Now ordinary people like the Princess have magical powers, but those powers are slightly different from maji. Honestly, I don’t want to go into details of the plot because it’s super confusing.
I gave this book four stars because I still like the world-building and setting for a YA trilogy (these characters are not stereotypical white women protagonists of YA books). But the plot was a bit all over the place. Finally, in the end, the book picked up steam, enough for me to want to read the final installment when it is released in the next few years. Unfortunately, I will struggle to remember what happened in this book. Second entries into trilogies sometimes sag, and I think this book did droop a little.
This series is still pretty good, but I hope the next book is the last one.
Some stats, since stats are fun:
Finished on February 28, took 13 days to read (I told you it sagged and I thought about giving up a lot)
3 stars on Goodreads
Genre: YA, Fantasy