Of Cinder and Bone has been out for almost four months! What are people saying about it? Well, here's an opinion from an avid book reader. Minor spoilers ahead.
This ain't ya mama's dragon fantasy novel! The first book of Kyoko M’s new series is a fast-paced fantasy/adventure novel that features an intriguing love square, descriptive battles, and the birth of an ancient creature that could destroy cities in under an hour. This book is well worth ditching Netflix and chill for the love square alone! Who can’t relate to a love square? (I cannot relate, I am drinking a Straw-Ber-Rita and writing this review alone)
Scientists Kamala and Jack are onto something that could change the world. When this discovery blossoms into a giant, winged reptilian reality, gangsters and a rival scientist with a complex go after the intellectual love child of Jack and Kamala. Luckily, our slightly nerdy heroes are always up for a fight. Of Cinder and Bone, the first book of what promises to be a thrilling series, is a griping tale that will leave readers weeping for the next installment of the series.
Kyoko M’s growth as a writer is evident in Of Cinder and Bone. The Black Parade series was marvelous but Kyoko’s writing in OCAB is visibly more confident and finessed. OCAB is about a lot more than dragons and ex-girlfriends that happen to be lethal body guards. Readers will appreciate all of the research and thought that went into this novel. Kyoko M effortlessly feature believable jargon and builds a fantastical world that is believable.
OCAB will also please fans of relationship and family drama. Writing about relationships and family issues are not easy. This book however, takes readers into a relatable world that features a man dealing with past abuse and a strong woman of color who struggles with an overbearing father. New readers and fans of The Black Parade series will easily be able to relate to the characters and their compelling stories.
I am still waiting for a steamy boys-love Black Parade spin off (*cough, #teammilial for life, cough*) but Of Cinder and Bone is a captivating adventure and I cannot wait for book two!
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