Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

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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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2018]
ISBN: 9781250170972
1250170974
Call Number: ADEYEMI
Characteristics: 531 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
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sarahbru17 May 11, 2018

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 9/10
This debut has rightly earned its reputation. Orїsha is a beautifully developed world. I loved that I had to look up words for clothing and food; the setting felt utterly real. The story had the familiar feel of any other YA fantasy, but the rich cult... Read More »


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sarahbru17 May 11, 2018

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 9/10
This debut has rightly earned its reputation. Orїsha is a beautifully developed world. I loved that I had to look up words for clothing and food; the setting felt utterly real. The story had the familiar feel of any other YA fantasy, but the rich cultural and mythological influences completely revitalized the archetypes of the genre. The characters were very individualized, with complex personalities and backstories. I've never seen an author handle multiple first-person POVs so well; I usually hate that narrative style because I get confused about whose head I'm in, but I didn't have that problem at all here.

The ending shook me, and I can't WAIT for the sequel.

And the Author's Note even made me tear up? Wow.

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sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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