Children of Blood and BoneBook - 2018
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Z#65533;lie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or#65533;sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Z#65533;lie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Z#65533;lie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Z#65533;lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Z#65533;lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Or#65533;sha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Z#65533;lie herself as she struggles to control her powers--and her growing feelings for an enemy.
"Twenty-four-year-old Tomi Adeyemi's YA debut is looking like a phenomenon." -- Entertainment Weekly
"The next big thing in literature and film." -- Ebony
"One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time." -- Teen Vogue
"A remarkable achievement." -- Campus Lately
"Tomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm." -- Jet