With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi's West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, 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.
Z lie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Z 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 Z lie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Z lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Z lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Or sha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Z lie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
"A phenomenon." --Entertainment Weekly
"The epic I've been waiting for." --New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu
"You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!" --New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton
"The next big thing in literature and film." --Ebony
"One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear." --Teen Vogue
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#1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
"A magnificent, heartrending, earthshaking debut." --New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Jos Older
"High stakes, a captivating fantasy landscape, and a brave heroine worth rooting for make Children of Blood and Bone unlike anything I've ever read." --Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures and author of The Lovely Reckless
"Powerful, captivating, and raw--Adeyemi is a talent to watch. Exceptional." --Kirkus, Starred Review
"Adeyemi's devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
..". Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry. Perfect for fans of the expansive fantasy worlds of Leigh Bardugo, Daniel Jose Older, and Sabaa Tahir." --Booklist, Starred Review
..".A refreshing YA fantasy with an all-West African cast of characters that should be on every shelf." --School Library Journal, Starred Review
"This is an exceptional debut from the author and will have a huge audience desperately waiting for more. Children of Blood and Bone is perfect for fans of Nnedi Okorafor, Nancy Farmer, and Angie Thomas." --VOYA, Starred Review
"Nigerian culture and geography... give this fantasy a distinct flavor, further distinguished by the intensity of emotion." --Horn Book
"Meet Tomi Adeyemi--the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she's that good)." --Entertainment Weekly
"Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society." -The New York Times
"A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero's journey...populated with compelling and nuanced black characters." -NPR
"A debut novel that is nearly impossible to put down."-USA Today
"Adeyemi's writing is beautiful and immersive." -Tor.com
"A miraculous achievement." -The Guardian
Series: Legacy of Orisha
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 6th March 2018
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.4 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.7