Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi ~ 📚@tomi_adeyemi @macmillanUSA 📚

“As it fades, I see the truth – in plain sight, yet hidden all along. We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. This truth holds me close, rocking me like a child in a mother’s arms. It binds me in its love as death swallows me in its grasp.”

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut.

They killed my mother.

They took our magic.

They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Fantasy is not my preferred genre but this book is the exception of all exceptions! The reason this book fits the criteria to be considered fantasy is obvious.. Magic, Gods, immortality … but the reason it also fits the criteria to be considered “Realistic” is because of the multiple connections to our current world!

Tomi manages to tell a beautiful and magical story about love, acceptance, a quest for power, injustice, perseverance and friendship! At the same time, Tomi weaves so many current real life issues into this story that it’s hard not to think of the underlying messages and apply them to our real lives!

We LOVED this story! The characters are so memorable, their quest for change is admirable, their struggles are real, and their abilities to grow and learn are inspiring!

5 wonderful stars for Tomi Adeyemi! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 4,500 subscribers at tomiadeyemi.com. Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

Her debut West African YA Fantasy novel is CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE (Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan). The CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE movie is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with Karen Rosenfelt and Marty Bowen (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.

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