Children of Blood and Bone | Tomi Adeyemi | MacmillanZelie is a diviner who lives with her brother Tzain and father. Her mother was killed in an attempt to wipe out all majis from Orisha. Shortly after her graduation, the guards arrive to demand tax from her family. This forces her to travel to the city to come up with the money which is when she bumps into princess Amari, who herself has stolen a powerful scroll that had the potential to restore magic to the kingdom. However, Amari also happens to be the daughter of the king who orchestrated the raid.
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A thoroughly dissappointing read. Before i dive into this review, i'd just like to say that i did like the premise of this book. I liked the fact that Tomi wanted to explore Yoruba mythology, i also absolutely loved the fact that she wanted to put Nigeria not just as a place representing Africa as a whole but a country with it's unique culture and all that - she failed in that though , but hey at least she didn't do the whole Africa is a country thing. First of: Adeyemi had a chance really to pro. First of: Adeyemi had a chance really to properly explore yoruba mythology and you know just educate people but somewhere along the line everything started looking like a rebooted Netflix Version of your fave animie. Who is that?
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic! This title has Common Core connections. 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… More….
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. But everything changed the night magic disappeared.
Writing the book over 18 months and 45 drafts, Adeyemi drew inspiration from novels like Harry Potter and An Ember in the Ashes as well as West African mythology and the Yoruba culture and language. The hopelessness she felt at police shootings of black Americans also motivated her to develop the story of Children of Blood and Bone. The book received one of the biggest young adult publishing deals ever, including preemptive sale of film rights to Fox Debuting at number one on The New York Times best-seller list for young adult books, the novel received mostly positive reviews. Critics wrote about its examination of oppression, racism, and slavery, with the kosadan and maji serving as stand-ins for real-world groups.