Blood Scion ARC Book Review

Thank you Harper360 for sending me an ARC to review!

Blood Scion : ★★★

Deborah Falaye

YA Fantasy

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Please note that this book contains scenes some readers may find upsetting.

Non-Spoiler Book Review

Blood Scion is a brutal military YA debut following 15-year-old Sloane, a descendant of the ancient Orisha Gods.

Blood Scion presents a seamless blend of fantasy and Yoruba mythology to create an intricate magical system. Scion’s are being hunted down and oppressed, villainized for their powerful magic. Sloane, a Scion, is drafted into a war to fight her own people, and it was heartbreaking to see her battle against not only her people but herself as her guilt begins to grow.

The training scenes were brutal and harrowing, the soldiers are children and are manipulated into using violent techniques. They are turned into weapons, corrupting their morals and destroying their hope. It dives into a lot of dark theme so please check the trigger warnings beforehand.

The general plot felt a little predictable at times, but it’s balanced out by the military aspect, which isn’t often explored in YA fantasy. And while I wish I got more from the relationships in this book, I have hopes that the sequel will be even better.

Overall, Blood Scion is a dark fantasy debut with an interesting magic system and fills the gap in genre for military YA fantasies.

Are you planning on reading Blood Scion? Let me know!

Thank you for reading,

Nicole / HalfWildBooks

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