Almost a year before it hit shelves, Tomi Adeyemi’s novel Children of Blood and Bone was making headlines. In March 2017, Deadline reported that Tomi had earned a seven-figure book deal for her young-adult trilogy, and even then, plans for a movie were already in the works.
So what’s this book all about? Set in the magical land of Orïsha, the story focuses on a young woman named Zélie who goes on a quest to restore magic to her people.
Prior to the events of the book, Orïsha had been home to maji, individuals with supernatural powers gifted to them by gods, but a despotic king outlawed magic and destroyed almost all the maji.
After having a chance run-in with Amari, a runaway princess who holds the key to restoring magic, Zélie and her brother Tzain begin an action-packed journey that takes them all the way across Orïsha.
This great fantasy novel is a perfect read for those wanting to read a YA novel that’s going to be the next big thing.