Children of Blood and Bone (The OrÏsha Legacy)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 5n/a4.8135102

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.

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.

“The next big thing in literature and film.”Ebony

“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time.”Teen Vogue

“A remarkable achievement.”Campus Lately

“Tomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm.”Jet

Hardcover, 544 pages
Published on March 6, 2018 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN-10: 1250170974
ISBN-13: 9781250170972
3 Book Reviews
  • vargasj
    vargasjabout 1 year55 stars
    If you like action then you will definitely love this book. This book is about a girl named Zelie who has her mother taken away because her mom had magic. Magic also disappeared .
    • kkgautamm
      kkgautammover 3 years55 stars
      amazing novel. loved the characters and the setting. the author has amazing imagery, i can imagine the setting in my mind. cant wait for the next book.
      • kkgautamm
        kkgautammover 3 years55 stars
        amazing book, cant wait to read the next one. i didn't want to put the book down. highly recommend this book.