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Title: Children of Blood and Bone
Series: Legacy of Orisha #1
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication Date: 8 March 2018
Keywords: Dark Magic, Book to Film, Nigeria, Diversity

Synopsis from Goodreads

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

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and 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 the enemy.

Children of Blood and Bone has also been chosen as one of the TONIGHT SHOW’s Summer Reads!!!!!

Originally published on YA Reading Rescue – The Superhero of Reading for Middle Graders and Young Adults 💝