7.20.2017

Cover Revealed: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi



Children of Blood and Bone 

Children of OrÏsha, Book #1 
  by Tomi Adeyemi
On Sale Date: March 6, 2018 
On Sale Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN: 978-1250170972 // Pages: 448
Find it on:  Amazon, Goodreads
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In a world where magic has disappeared and magis, once revered, are targeted by a ruthless king, Zélie has always feared she would share the fate of her mother, killed at the hands of the king’s guards when Zélie was just a child.

Now, at seventeen, Zélie has a chance to bring magic back to the land of Orïsha. With the help of her brother Tzain and the fugitive Crown Princess Amari, she sets off on a journey to restore her people’s magical abilities. In order to succeed, they’ll have to outwit and outrun Prince Inan, who is hell-bent on ridding the world of magic.

In the face of danger, death, and a star-crossed romance, Zélie must grapple with the ramifications of bringing magic back to her people -- and come to terms with her own powers.

About the book cover, "Adeyemi believes that the cover is an exciting preview of the book's themes surrounding racism, oppression and power. "This book wasn’t created in a vacuum and this cover couldn’t be either," she explains. "We live in a time where men, women, and children of color are being dehumanized and oppressed and unjustly murdered. Though my book is an epic fantasy, it’s directly tied to all of that pain. There is so much we need to do to rectify these wrongs, and I strongly believe art and education is a big part of that effort. Getting different people to see the 'other' as human beings is greatly needed, and art and education is an incredible way to do that." --TeenVogue.com Interview with Tomi Adeyemi.


Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing at tomiadeyemi.com.

Children of Blood and Bone is her debut novel.
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