Set to be Published March 6, 2018
I had the pleasure of reviewing a sample of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. According to Teen Vogue, Tomi scored a seven figure deal for her trilogy and a movie deal, so I am really excited because just from the sample, I can tell this will be a sweeping saga full of magic and adventure.
The story goes that Zelie is part of a dark skinned, white haired race of people who once had magic. They had powerful abilities to control the elements, read minds, and even peer through time.
Those who used their magic for evil had their powers stripped from them by the gods and their melanin was stripped as well- so now depending on skin tone we know which ones have no magic versus those who do.
Eleven years back, Zelie lost her mom and something else happened too: the dark skinned, white haired race lost their magic and now the hunt is on. A king is on a bloodlust quest to exterminate the dark skinned race for fear their powers will return one day.
Again, this is just a sampler, but I am already intrigued…
Even more interesting is that the author, Tomi Adeyemi is a 23 year old, Nigerian Harvard Graduate.
I am proud of her already and will definitely be keeping an eye out for the Orisha trilogy!
*Sample book provided for review from Netgalley.