Hey book lovers! It's May which means time is ripe for some outside reading time. I'm looking forward to getting some outdoor furniture for my porch so I can sit outside and read in the spring breeze before the humidity shows up. This month I suggested we read The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I had gotten it from the library and wanted to prioritize reading it, plus it's gotten so much hype that I knew I wanted to find out what it's all about. I'm excited to get started, especially because it's long & I've got a few days off for a staycation this month.
What's it about?
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were 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 an enemy.