Title: Children of Blood and Bone
By: Tomi Adeyemi
Call #: YA Fiction Adeye.T
The night magic disappeared from Orisha a ruthless king took the opportunity to kill all the maji in the kingdom leaving Zelie without her mother and her people without a way to defend themselves.
Fast forward twelve years later, the children of the magi, called diviners, are now second class citizens. They are taxed and abused by the royal guards. If they can’t pay, diviners are forced into slavery. Hoping to avoid this fate, Zelie and her brother travel to the capital to sell a rare fish their father caught. It is at the capital that Zelie gets caught up with a rogue princess and discovers an opportunity bring magic back to Orisha. They must keep one step ahead of the crowned prince who will stop at nothing to end magic for good.
Children of Blood and Bone is a compelling and exciting West-African inspired fantasy story. Adeyemi hooks you from the very beginning. She skillfully weaves action, romance, and mystery together that you will tear through its 500+ pages. The story is also told from three different perspectives. Each is unique and complex. You will care and sympathize with all them them even though they are sometimes conflicting. Highly recommended for fans of YA fantasy.