Monday, June 3, 2019

Third Thursday Book Club: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Third Thursday Book Club is back again with a new selection! This month's featured book is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

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.

The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 20, at 5 PM in the library's Family Room. The group meets monthly and is open to all library users. 

Reserve a copy online through the El Paso Public Library's website. You can also call 915-212-0440 for more information.