Tzain & Amari
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (June 4th)
Tzain and Amari are the easier relationship to root for of the two featured in Children of Blood and Bone. Inan and Zélie might have the passion of a relationship that walks the line between love and hate, but Amari and Tzain are a much more stable and lovable and admirable. In Shakespeare, they would be referred to as first lovers to Inan and Zélie’s second lovers. Second lovers tend to be more tumultuous, and can therefore be more interesting, but first lovers are who you root for, and who the audience would be devastated if they broke up. And we just saw the beginning of Tzain and Amari’s romance, and I, for one, can’t wait to see how they grow together.