Children of Blood and Bone

Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Audiobook of the year.

This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad

In Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut.

They killed my mother.

They took our magic.

They tried to bury us.

Now we rise. 

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. 

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Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 7:59 AM.

“Mom – this is the exact book my librarian recommended to me just yesterday After hearing Tomi’s interview on NPR I ordered the book immediately, My 11-year-old daughter grabbed it upon arrival. “Mom – this is the exact book my librarian recommended to me just yesterday!” (So, I get mom points for being “in the know.”) She started reading it before bed. At two in the morning I woke to lights on. She hadn’t stopped reading! We talked this morning about it and her favorite word to use was “WOW.” She is in love with the heroine (a young girl)…

Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 8:22 AM.

Hmmm I completely expected to love this book. Then, after a few chapters, I wanted to like this book, but, ultimately, my reaction is kinda… Somewhere between “meh” and annoyance. The characters were a bit flat. They started out promising but were never lived up to their own promise. In fact they declined, steadily mostly because they mostly stayed the same and had the same inner dialogue the ENTIRE book. Even the character that seems to “change” the most is so wishy-washy in his…