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Children of Blood and Bone Sneak Peek
Children of Blood and Bone Sneak Peek | Tomi Adeyemi
Download a FREE sneak peek of CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE! 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. Zlie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zlies Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zlie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zlie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zlie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
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wildwoodreads
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The last couple of weeks have been insane. I finished Children of Blood and Bone on February 22nd, and somehow I'm just now reviewing it. I guess better late than never.

I really wish I picked this up when all the hype still surrounded it. It‘s definitely worth all the excitement. I really enjoyed it.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/03/10/children-of-blood-and-bone-by-toni-adeyemi-...

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Breadjit
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I thought this book was amazing!

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AyaOfSiwa
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Start my new reading. Lookin' forward to dig in.

#croatianedition

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile ? Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only Zélie has magic of her own and, with the help of a rogue princess, has the chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy...

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Peaceful_Reader
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Pickpick

This. Amazing.

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jordan_lent54
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Mehso-so

This book was entertaining overall but for me personally not my favorite. It‘s not that I didn‘t really enjoy it, and there was nothing I specifically disliked about it but I guess at the time I read it the story didn‘t stick with me like I thought it would. Not sure what it is about it. However this book is full of action and a pretty unique magic system. I also liked the world building and especially liked Amari‘s character/ arc.

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jordan_lent54
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Finally got back into a mood to read fantasy and decided to finally break this open. Absolutely loving the story so far and it‘s really fun to read a fantasy story that takes place somewhere other than Europe. Just finished the chapter where Zelie‘s home burned to the ground. Love how the author came up for a way for the people with magic to be the subjugated class. Really cool take.

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Samreamer
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Stop what you‘re doing and read this. Black femme writer, fantasy series that incorporates African mythology, magic— you name it, it‘s here. Also loved the fitting commentary on things like colorism, racism, classism... such a relevant work of art that forces you to think critically while enjoying a typical fantasy book. That‘s the dream! 8/10

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Writeme
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Kind of your typical “chosen one”
Narrative, with lots of action and strong (if a little melodramatic) characters. My favorite part was the overlay of racism and the strong BLM focus, even though it was fantasy. The audiobook was great!

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TheReadingReceptionist

so im in a reading slump 😓 have been in one for a little while now and im not sure what to do about it

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Deblovestoread
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I had stacks of books until I bought 2 new bookcases. Now the biggest bookcase is my TBR. My Kindle is also “stacked”.

The first book is tagged. The first shelf holds my #LitsyAtoZ TBR. The second is books pulled for #ReadingEurope2020.

@TheSpineView

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Matt_Austin
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Got this on audiobook and took me a minute to get into the story but I still fell in love with the adventure pretty quickly. The narrator, Bahni Turpin, is incredible and brings each character to life in a way that builds dimension to the story like I didn‘t expect. Would absolutely recommend the audiobook. Already downloading the sequel from the library.

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TheReadingReceptionist

strength cannot always roar

mama agba

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TheReadingReceptionist
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I am pretty sure i only bought this book because of the authors name 😂😂😂😂

hannah-leeloo I've seen some good reviews of this and there is a sequel which I still need to get lol. Happy reading hun 2y
TheReadingReceptionist thank you 😊 if only i can get myself motivated to read😂💔 2y
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Aussie_SFF
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Children of Blood and Bone is visceral, spin chilling yet amazing window into the a world where magic has not just disappears but was ripped away and all the magic users destroyed because of one man's pain and fear. This is an oddly beautiful result of one women's feelings of despair at the violence of everyday life. Honestly gave me the feels and goose bumps. 4.5/5 Stars.
Artwork by Freiheit.

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Aussie_SFF
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Oh yeah 2 words! Also current read.
This is fun. 😁
#Bookhunt @ShyBookOwl

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JonathanConrad
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Such a cool story and am so thankful for writers like Tomi who are using real pain in the real world to fuel these incredible stories.

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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

Book 30
I listened to this book; the voice acting was terrific! Unfortunately I never felt invested in the story. Magic/fantasy isn't my genre, but maybe I was just too mentally distracted. Not for me (but you don't have to take my word for it. 😉).

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Bookwormjillk
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Hooray! It‘s porch reading weather.

In_the_stacks Lucky! We are expecting snow where I am today. 3y
Geenie Just check this out of the library today! Let me know your thoughts 💭 as you read! 3y
BoleyBooks I am currently reading this one too. 😊 3y
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bookiesandtea
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Children of Blood and Bone is typically not my genre of books that I gravitate towards. I was pleasantly surprised as I read through the first chapter that it was definitely a page turner. The main character Zelie was aspiring with her constant faith and courage. Even when things seemed to be going so wrong she managed to continue to cleave to the hope that things would change.

I am so ready to read the sequel "Children of Virtue and Vengeance".

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comics_librarian
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Imaginative and exciting, this book openly pays homage to teen fantasies that came before, brandished with an earnest, real-world message about oppression and the power of Black Lives.

TheBookAddict I‘ve been meaning to read this since it came out. Maybe this will be the year 🤞🏽. By the way, is that a dog? Because it looks like a 🐻 cub. Sooo cute! 3y
Erinreadsthebooks I love your pet bear 😃 3y
comics_librarian He‘s a rare Japanese breed called a Kai Ken! He‘s 8 years old and we adopted him from the Animal Protection League 3y
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essence_dionne
Mehso-so

This is an unpopular opinion, but I didn't like this book.
Zelie the protagonist, wasn't what I thought she would be. She was supposed to be the hero, but wasn't heroic to me. I didn't feel much character growth from her. I enjoyed Amari, the princess, so much; she showed up & out, & had the most character growth. Tzain, Zelie's brother was also a good character, and I felt he needed a bigger presence in the book. Inan, the princes was horrible!

WomanistBibliophile Oh I love Zélie! The character development in the second book for both her and Amari is very interesting 3y
essence_dionne @WomanistBibliophile interesting.. how so? I don't plan to read the second, but want to hear as many opinions as possible 3y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Reader93
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So I got this from the library...I'm pretty nervous because there was and still is a bit of hype with it. Is it good?

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TheSpineView
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#quotsyoct19 @TK-421
#Bone

Since I am reading this book it seemed appropriate to.p user a quote from it. Really good so far.

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ImpliedNonsense
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LOVING this book!

TheSpineView Just started and loving it already! 3y
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TheSpineView
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#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft
#FallisBooked
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Here are the books I know I am going to read in October. Not sure how spooky they are and I will probably add some more titles just not sure yet which ones.

samantharoberts I‘m currently reading Children of Blood and Bone too! It‘s not very scary but I would still classify it as Halloween-appropriate. I like it so far, enjoy! 3y
TheSpineView @samanthagutt That is good to know because I have been wanting to o read for a while now. 3y
alisiakae Great stack! I'm reading Akata Witch right now, also by Okorafor, and definitely has some spooky undertones. It's a great story of teen friendship and learning to use their magic, but the serial killer subplot is definitely creepy. 3y
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rsteve388 Binti was fun! I enjoyed that. :) hopefully you will enjoy it as we'll 3y
rsteve388 Well 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡🍁🍂 3y
TheSpineView @4thhouseontheleft That sounds like a good book. Maybe that will be one I add to October. Thanks for the suggestion! 🧡🎃🖤 3y
BookwormM Tuesday Mooney is a fun book not really scary or ghostly but lots of classic horror references 3y
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Book_ish
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Day 5: #7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush I mean...😍

Today I am choosing someone at random in hopes that they will participate in the challenge and maybe I‘ll make a new Litsy friend. @bookishintexas no explanation needed. Just post your favorite covers for the next 7 days 😊

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Shannonnowoj
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Enjoying this beautiful summer afternoon, in the shade on, the hammock and reading. I‘m really loving this book so far.

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Plaidsticks
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Pickpick

Read last year, but wanted to refresh it for the second coming out [not] soon [enough]. #audiobook

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Milena

Believe the hype! I couldn‘t put this book down and can‘t wait to read book two. I was excited to learn Lucasfilm is involved in the adaptation. I loved the strong female characters, themes, and use of Yoruba language and reference in the book. Adeuemi is a superb storyteller. Make sure you read the author‘s message and manuscript notes at the end of the book.

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wyvernfriend
Mehso-so

Lacked distinct voices, interesting world building with teens trying to save magic.

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Bookartbookmarks
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🗡Have you put off a book only to discover it lives up to the hype? .
This book! Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but I don‘t want to put it down. I‘m taking 20 minutes to myself to read while the sun goes down. Then to work. I saw this book everywhere on #bookstagram and now I know why! I‘m really loving it! Paired this gorgeous read with my arrow bookmark. Available at WWW.BOOKARTBOOKMARKS.COM.

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KTV323
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Best reading buddy....This is Zelie, named after one of my favorite characters of all time in Children of Blood and Bone

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LibLib
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Yes please! Give me the next one! This was such a great read I CANNOT wait for the next book in the series to come out in December. So impressed with the world that was created, but also the fact that Tomi used this book as also a metaphor for the real pain, suffering and fear black people in America face. A brilliant book that I give five stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #youngadult #fantasy #moreplease #femalelead #womanauthor

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ofbooksandme
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About this book: Oh my God! I came to this book after reading Okorafor's Who fears death, a sort of those "you might like this". And I LOVED IT. The characters and the story were exactly what I was looking for and the action was so fast and exciting tat I atuall screamed "NOOOO" when I got to the end.
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Avanders Hi just checking in.... did Scott‘s last #sfmbc make it to you?? Hope so!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽♥️ 3y
cobwebmoth Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I received the #SFMBC book and journal. Thanks! 3y
Avanders Hi again! Hope all is well with you! Molly sent the next SFMBC 2 weeks ago... hopefully you have it soon! Let me know when it arrives 🤗😘 3y
ofbooksandme @Avanders awesome, do you have why tracking number? 3y
Avanders @ofbooksandme She wasn‘t able to get one... so all my fingers are crossed!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 3y
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LibLib
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Someone gets the sleepies if I read to them. Also, let's play a game of "I spy"... There are two kitties in this picture. Can you find his sneaky friend? ??❤️
#catsoflitsy #sleepy #juneread #littenkitten

Lcsmcat He‘s wearing a mask, but I see him. 🐱 3y
ShelleyBooksie Adorable little lurker 3y
Crazeedi This is just the greatest pic! And yes I spy the other fur baby!! 3y
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LibLib
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Getting out of a reading slump can be hard for me sometimes, but this book was what I needed to get back into the game! When they have a map, you know the story is thought out and going to be good. Such a unique book and hoping the second one is out already! #readingslumpisover #juneread #youngadult #fantasy #love

stephothebesto I feel the same way about books with maps in the front! Circe, A Court of Mist and Fury, Lies of Locke Lamora and Wild Swans. All good, all with maps. 3y
LibLib @stephothebesto I'll have to check some of those out then! 3y
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heyhaleyjames
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HEY EVERYONE! I havent posted for so long! I've been working a mandatory 10 hours of overtime a week. some weeks, a little extra. but I've found AUDIBLE to get me through the days!

Sincerely LOVED this book. I highly recommend it to anyone that'll listen to things with a supernatural flair. I got chills through a lot of it.

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MMFinck
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Finally!!! I was given a preview by the publisher way back. Was *completely* sold. I bought the book on pubday. Finally, getting to it. Very excited.

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NotAJot
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Dramatic sunset, dramatic read ☀️📚

TheSpineView Pretty! 3y
Tanisha_A Very dramatic! I can see the expressions 3y
Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 3y
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Angela_TheBookNerdess
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When you go to McDonald's and win books.

Here were my picks (out of 10 options I could have 3 kindle books.)

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NotAJot
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Wisteria season! 🌺☀️❤️

TheSpineView Beautiful! 3y
Avanders Oooooh wisteria 😍😍 3y
Texreader Wow!!! 3y
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readordierachel Lovely! 3y
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 3y
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NotAJot
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Bluebells! Spring in London...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜 3y
Gezemice Pretty! 3y
tammysue Lovely! 💜 3y
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Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous ♥️ 3y
Darklunarose Gorgeous 3y
Tanisha_A Wow wow wow wow wow 😮 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful bluebells 👍🏻♥️ 3y
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NotAJot
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Starting a new series on this beautiful spring day! ☀️ 🌺

tammysue Pretty 🌸 3y
Tanisha_A I loveee this photograph! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm 🌸💗 lovely! 3y
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NotAJot @whatshesreadingnow thanks so much! 3y
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