SERIES: Legacy of Orïsha #1
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Co.
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print
LANGUAGES: Spanish & Korean editions available
Children of Blood and Bone
By Tomi Adeyemi
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.
Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orïsha #1
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Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction, Winner, 2018
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children's Books, 2019
Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, Winner, 2019
Audie Award, Young Adult, Finalist, 2019
Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, Outstanding Merit, 2019
Booklist Editors' Choice Top of the List 2018: Youth Audio
Booklist, Starred Review, 2018
Boston Globe’s Best Children's Books of 2018
Bustle's Top 25 Best Young Adults Books of 2018
Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018
BOOK AWARDS/STARRED REVIEWS
CBCC Choices Best-of-the-year List, 2019
Chicago Public Library, Teens Best of the Best Books 2018, Fiction
Children’s Africana Book Awards, Best Book for Older Readers, 2019
Goodreads Choice Award Best Debut Author, 2018
Goodreads Choice Award Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nominee, 2018
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature, Finalist, 2018
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, Winner, 2019
Morris Award, Finalist, 2019
Newsweek’s 61 Best Books from 2018
New York Public Library Top Ten Showstopper Favorite of 2018 (Notable 100 Books for Kids)
New York Times Best Seller
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2018
NPR's Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List
Paste Magazine’s 30 Best YA Novels of 2018
Publishers Weekly Best YA Books of 2018
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, 2018
School Library Journal Best Young Adult Books of 2018
TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019
YALSA Teens Top Ten, 2019
YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Award, Finalist, 2019
Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone is an Epic Allegory About the Black Experience
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