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Book Review: Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One #2) – Nora Roberts

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal Romance


I’ll be the first to admit that though I loved the overall story of Year One and the plot-line, the writing felt blunt and lacked that special depth which makes NR’s stories unforgettable. Not so with Of Blood and Bone. OBAB was way better than Year One.

OBAB was kind of a limbo, a transition for Fallon from a teenager to who she’s supposed to turn into. A time for Fallon to grow and learn and become. A time of family and training and friendship. A time of doubts and questioning, to learn what you’re fighting for. No quest is ever complete without those painful lessons, isn’t it? To go through the emotional rollercoaster of being a teen destined to lead others and save the world. A heavy burden to bear.

I enjoyed not just Fallon’s road to becoming the One, but the growth of the other characters as well. It was good to see all the characters from the first book, their own evolution. I loved the twins and of course, there was that little flutter in the heart over the gorgeous Duncan. The romantic tension was excellent, all those teenage emotions zipping with sparks.

The writing was once again fantastic, filled with that depth and impact that makes NR’s stories such a pleasure to read. I read OBAB in one sitting, just couldn’t put it down it was so good. I can’t wait for the last book, The Rise of the Magicks.

Blurb: They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.



I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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