Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi was one I’d been waiting for since late last year. I was so excited when I found out about it, and then so jealous when my friend AJ got an ARC and read it first.
Since I read it, I started following Adeyemi on Instagram. If you like her book and you haven’t seen her over there… Let’s just say she gives me life. Not to mention her dancing wombat costume.
What it’s about (from Amazon) 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.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers―and her growing feelings for an enemy.
#bookaday Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. #SNRtbs First, I see you Tomi. Get it. Second, in an interview she said this was like Black Panther with magic. I’ll second that. Children of Blood and Bone is a great read for fans of Afrofuturism, Octavia Butler and/or Nnedi Okorafor. There’s spectacular world building and character development. There was something that bugged me in the beginning that I’ve forgotten now because the story is so good. I can count the humber of black girls I’ve read as protagonist in a fantasy novel on one hand. I’m so excited for the rest of this series. #wordpress