Feb 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #65

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I chose... Children of Blood and Bone!
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 448
Release Date: March 6, 2018

"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.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."

I think I first found out about this book on Twitter where a video of the author, Tomi, very emotionally holding her book in her hands for the first time. I thought it was so awesome to see someone so passionate about their work, and the synopsis sounds awesome too! I'm really excited to check this one out.

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