Hey Teens and Happy Friday! Our book club just finished reading "I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. It was a wondeful and inspiring story I highly recommend. Check out the Young Readers Edition digital copy here. The next pick is "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi. We always welcome new members to read and chat with us! We'll be reading about half the book and meeting on Zoom Thursday 8/20 @ 3:30pm. Have a great weekend!
Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi
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.