15 Days of Fantasy: Day 1

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) by author Tomi Adeyemi

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.
ZΓ©lie Adebola remembers when the soil of OrΓ―sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and ZΓ©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 ZΓ©lie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now ZΓ©lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, ZΓ©lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in OrΓ―sha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be ZΓ©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

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