Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.
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’ve been wasting away because I finished Children of Blood & Bone and now I can’t do anything but think about what happened!! Don’t let the size intimidate you, you will FLY through it because it’s so good. The action is amazing. The characters are so vivid. And the world is masterfully created. Adeyemi brings out emotion and attacks prejudice and racism with fists of fire.
This West-African inspired fantasy takes all my favourite parts of YA fantasy and crafts something completely new and unique! The multiple POVs were blended seamlessly. It’s amazing to see a YA fantasy stand out in front of the highly dense genre!
Being one of my most anticipated reads for Winter 2018 Children of Blood and Bone blew it out of the water. I cannot wait to see this translated to the big screen because YES the rights have been bought and we will be seeing this in theatres! This is such an epic book that deserves an epic movie. Don’t forget to visit the other stops on the tour to see why other bloggers are raving about Children of Blood & Bone.
**Thank you @RaincoastBooks for hosting this tour and sending an ARC my way for an honest review!**
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This giveaway is only open to Canadian residents, sorry international folks! Thank you to RaincoastBooks for sponsoring this giveaway! Giveaway ends March 10th 2018.