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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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CoffeeCatsBooks
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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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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ButtBarn
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LOVING this book!

TheSpineView Just started and loving it already! 2mo
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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.

samanthagutt 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! 2mo
TheSpineView @samanthagutt That is good to know because I have been wanting to o read for a while now. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft 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. 2mo
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rsteve388 Binti was fun! I enjoyed that. :) hopefully you will enjoy it as we'll 2mo
rsteve388 Well 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡🍁🍂 2mo
TheSpineView @4thhouseontheleft That sounds like a good book. Maybe that will be one I add to October. Thanks for the suggestion! 🧡🎃🖤 2mo
BookwormM Tuesday Mooney is a fun book not really scary or ghostly but lots of classic horror references 2mo
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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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Pickpick

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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Pickpick

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!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽♥️ 4mo
cobwebmoth Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I received the #SFMBC book and journal. Thanks! 2mo
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 🤗😘 2mo
ofbooksandme @Avanders awesome, do you have why tracking number? 2mo
Avanders @ofbooksandme She wasn‘t able to get one... so all my fingers are crossed!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 2mo
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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. 🐱 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Adorable little lurker 5mo
Crazeedi This is just the greatest pic! And yes I spy the other fur baby!! 5mo
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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. 5mo
LibLib @stephothebesto I'll have to check some of those out then! 5mo
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heyhaleyjames
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Pickpick

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! 7mo
Tanisha_A Very dramatic! I can see the expressions 7mo
Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 7mo
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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! 7mo
Avanders Oooooh wisteria 😍😍 7mo
Texreader Wow!!! 7mo
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readordierachel Lovely! 7mo
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 7mo
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NotAJot
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Bluebells! Spring in London...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜 7mo
Gezemice Pretty! 7mo
tammysue Lovely! 💜 7mo
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Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous ♥️ 7mo
Darklunarose Gorgeous 7mo
Tanisha_A Wow wow wow wow wow 😮 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful bluebells 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
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NotAJot
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Starting a new series on this beautiful spring day! ☀️ 🌺

tammysue Pretty 🌸 7mo
Tanisha_A I loveee this photograph! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🌸💗 lovely! 7mo
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NotAJot @Tanisha_A ❤️ 7mo
NotAJot @whatshesreadingnow thanks so much! 7mo
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violettemeier
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Pickpick

This is one of the best fantasy novels ever written. Enough said. #blacklitsy #blitsy #fantasy #paranormal

Chelleo Yasssss! 7mo
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makingitupdaily
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Pickpick

This story is a sweeping epic fantasy roiling with emotion and meaning. Very worth the read.

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Rachel1021
Pickpick

I cannot say enough good things about this book and the way it broke me open and captivated me. It is magical and real, a land I‘ve never seen and a social landscape all to familiar. Read it (or listen on audible, the narrator is excellent) and read the authors note. Fantasy is a brilliant to talk about the world and the words conjured together by Tomi Adeyemi are as powerful as the magic they bring to life.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖🎉 8mo
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violettemeier
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New books! After my current book, I'm trying to decide which one to read next. I'm doing a little folk ritual research for the book I'm writing and of course I have some books for entertainment. Choices. Choices...

CaliforniaCay I second that vote for children of blood and bone!! Now is a good time to read it too. The sequel comes out in June and the movie in the fall if I'm not mistaken. 9mo
kgriffith Another vote for CoBaB, and also if you haven't already read it, Marlon James's Black Leopard Red Wolf might be both enjoyable and useful to your research. 9mo
violettemeier Thanks 8mo
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SheLivesToRead
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Finally starting Children of Blood and Bone. I am in love with this cover! So gorgeous.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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Zèlie standing in her power ✊?#culture #representationinlit #wetoareheros

sammisho Yaaaaaas! I just finished this and loved it! 9mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
Pickpick

I would be dishonest if I didn‘t say I struggled with this book; I loved it. But I found the first part of it slow. So I put it down for MONTHS. Only coming back to it last week. I love the journey of Zélie - and the homage Tomi pays to Nigeria and west African Religion. This is definitely a book to be savored and one I‘ll come back to during the summer. #books #womanism #afrofuturism

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DivineDiana
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An overcast day. Got out just before the rain. Walked through a local park. #litsywalkers #audiowalk

Kaye 💖 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 9mo
DarcysMom 👍😁 9mo
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DivineDiana
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Beautiful weather today encouraged me to venture to a favorite spot for my #audiowalk. This estate is called Stoneleigh and is part of The Natural Trust organization‘s properties. Donated to them by the family who lived here for the enjoyment of the community. #litsywalkers

gradcat Is this in Dallas, by any chance? There‘s a well-to-do family by that name there...just wondering.... 9mo
Kaye Wow that is beautiful 9mo
DarcysMom How gorgeous! What a dreamy place to walk. 9mo
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DivineDiana @gradcat No, it is outside of Philadelphia on the Main Line. The family name is Haas. Stoneleigh is the name o the estate. 🙂 9mo
DivineDiana @Kaye @DarcysMom It is really beautiful in the Spring! 9mo
Crazeedi Beautiful estate! 9mo
Wife 🌹 9mo
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GypsyKat
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A few minutes ago my wonderful husband @TheWhiteHatter called me from work to say that he got a notification that an Amazon package had been delivered. When I checked, it had my name on it. He said “well I guess you better open it, then.” Turns out he decided to surprise me with a book from my wishlist, just because. He really is the sweetest. ❤️❤️❤️

BookNAround Awwww. He‘s a keeper. 9mo
britt_brooke So sweet! 💕 9mo
LeahBergen Aww! 😍😍 9mo
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DivineDiana How thoughtful! 9mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 9mo
BookishTrish So kind 9mo
minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 9mo
GypsyKat @BookNAround @britt_brooke @LeahBergen @DivineDiana @Suet624 @BookishTrish @minkyb He‘s really so thoughtful. He‘s always doing little things like this. 💖💖💖 9mo
BergerInParadise Omg goals! 😍 9mo
Christine The best!! ❤️ 9mo
GypsyKat @BergerInParadise @Christine He really is the most wonderful partner! 💖💖💖 9mo
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GripLitGrl
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#LiteraryLove #FebruaryTBR
Right now i only know the tagged book since my library hold came in. Still deciding on the others...
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The struggle is real!! 10mo
vkois88 I'm a mood reader, so my list will probably end up changing 10mo
GripLitGrl @vkois88 I'm same way 👍 10mo
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Anna.VanTrapp
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“I must have screamed when I saw the bloodied boy. I must have screamed because they all turned to stare. I didn‘t know the servants name. I just knew he was the one who made my bed” ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars

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DivineDiana
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Today‘s audio walk. Cold but dry. Increasing distance; therefore more reading time!
#audiowalk #litsywalkers

Kaye Great job ! I‘m glad you made it out. A good audiobook can sometimes keep you walking a bit further. If I concentrate on it, I don‘t think about the walking as much. A good distraction. 10mo
DivineDiana Thank you @kaye! Audio walking is an incentive! 10mo
Wife 🌹 10mo
RachelO 👏👏👏👏👍 10mo
DarcysMom Good walk! 😁 10mo
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R.L.Walker
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Starting this? Thoughts??

ReadingOver50 On my TBR 😄 10mo
TheSpineView I just bought it and am super excited to read. 10mo
mountainsandlace Loved it! 10mo
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Liatrek I loved it! Hope you enjoy 😊 10mo
Lchnessmnstr I loved it and can‘t wait for the next one to come out this summer!!! 10mo
Raemorales Favorite book of last year! I couldn‘t put it down 10mo
Palimpsest Loved it! 10mo
R.L.Walker Loving it so far. I didn't realize it's a series! Now I want to know what happens! 10mo
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JazzFeathers
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#bookmail

The one on the back is a #nonfiction book about the end of WWI.

@LibrarianRyan l'm curious, what is it that you so dusliked about Children of Blood and Bones?

LibrarianRyan I didn‘t dislike it at all. I was enjoying it but got busy at work and didn‘t read for about a month. And by then I wanted something new. It‘s on my to be restarted pile but then the Nora Roberts thing happened and it turned me off the author. I‘ll finish it eventually. Just no longer have a set timeline. 10mo
JazzFeathers @LibrarianRyan What happened with Nora Roberts? (Sorry, l don't know anything about it) 10mo
LibrarianRyan @JazzFeathers a few months ago (Oct I think) Tomi posted a pic on twitter of her book side by side of Roberts new book Blood and Bone. I don‘t remember the exact words she posted but it was along the lines of stop trying to ride my coat tails and be more original. IYDK Roberts is a multi bestselling author. She like Patterson is an autobestseller. She is in the top 10 selling authors yearly. And has been for about 30 years. 👇🏻 10mo
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LibrarianRyan Toni‘s fan got upset and started harassing Roberts platforms. Multiple people including myself said hey wait. Problem. Etc. turns out that Roberts book has been with the publisher for months before Tomi‘s was out. The publisher already has the entire series drafts. And when they were turned in publicity hadn‘t really started on Tomis book. 👇🏻 10mo
LibrarianRyan The next day or so Tomi send out a tweet that basically says she and Roberts DMed. My bad. That it. No real apology. No asking her fans to leave Roberts alone, etc. plus she did this as a response to her original post rather than a new post. And once again she has NEVER apologized. Nora Roberts has to put out a press release because it was so bad. http://fallintothestory.com/mob-rule-by-social-media/ 👇🏻 (edited) 10mo
LibrarianRyan The worst part for me is that Tomi took over 3 weeks to take her original post of twitter. It‘s almost like she milked it for all it was worth. She not on twitter as much. But at the same time she did it to herself. I can understand Roberts not knowing who Tomi is. She a debut author ina different age class (YA vs Adult romance). 👇🏻 10mo
LibrarianRyan I can even almost believe Tomi had no idea who Roberts is. Even though Roberts has been on the NYT BAL 2-4 times a year for months on end for 20+ years. But it could happen. I skin it to my generation not knowing Barbara Cartland or Danielle Steel. But she did no research before posting. None. 👇🏻 10mo
LibrarianRyan I guess for me the big thing was no REAL apology. She didn‘t take the post down for weeks. And she never once asked her fans to stop harassing Roberts. It makes me sad. I was rooting for her and her book. I voted for her for jimmy fallen. I suggested other people pick up the book. I just feel let down. I hope she can rise past this but we shall see. 10mo
JazzFeathers @LibrarianRyan That sound bad indeed. And it isn't even the first time that l hear some like this happening. It's almost as if the internet is turning everybody crazy... 10mo
LibrarianRyan @JazzFeathers that I 💯 % agree with. It‘s kind of crazy. 10mo
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Booksnob
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So far so good. Interesting characters and plot. Plus the cover art is amazing.

Slajaunie 💚🐾 10mo
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Giabow
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Pickpick

Totally worth the overdue library fines.

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ckonicek
Pickpick

So good! Can't wait for the next one!

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Vreyes
Pickpick

So good! I mean siblings and magic and an adventure!

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jessiejessiejessie
Pickpick

Cannot rave about this book enough! Suspenseful, mesmerizing, and beautiful

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Abby2
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Pickpick

Incredibly imaginative story with complex characters and strong emotion.

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MandaMT
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Pickpick

This one did not disappoint! There‘s a great interview w/ the author about representation in fantasy books that I listened to both before and after reading it(link below). Picture if Lord of the Rings had drawn on West African folklore rather than Anglo Saxon... and had more badass women. There was one character arc that turned a bit too quick, but by the end I got why it was written that way.

Lovesbooks87 Can't wait until the next book comes out! 11mo
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swynn
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Pickpick

I'm joining the bandwagon for this one. It pushed all my buttons and left me ready for the next. The next time my nephew recommends something, I'll have something to recommend back.

AthenaWins Yes! Tomi is a wonderful story teller! 11mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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This #Chunkster next. I love books with maps!

RavenLovelyReads I was scrolling and before I saw what you wrote I was thinking “oooh! I love a book with a map!” 😂 11mo
Schnoebs So excited for you to read it 😍 11mo
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MrsMarks88
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This months book club read. Love a bit of YA - particularly with magic and mystery so I‘m looking forward to this!

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Aliking1986
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Terrific story with a host of really strong characters. Even minor roles are well drawn and utterly believable. I loved the relationship between Zelie and Amari and as a protagonist, Zelie is everything you could wish for. This is a wonderful book, the hype is definitely deserved and it should be on every school library bookshelf to be treasured and enjoyed by those it champions.

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Quirkybookworm
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Hey check out bunch of edeals for 2.99 each! The site has great books for this fantastic deals there. I purchased 6 of them! Go check it out before it‘s too late! http://macmillanedeals.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=emailded&utm_term=....

Quirkybookworm I got Cinder, Children of Blood and Bone, The Great Alone and more! (edited) 12mo
bookcollecter Thanks for posting this 12mo
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