By: Tomi Adeyemi BUY BOOK HERE
It's important to mention that I am not a fantasy junkie. Other than my obsession for Hogwarts, I don't read it or like it very often. BUT THIS BOOK!!! came out of nowhere and sucked me in so fast I never wanted it to end. The details of the maji + diviners + their lineage was so beautifully told. Inan, Amari, Zeline, and Tzain all narrate from their perspective and their development is deep and impactful. The triumph, heartbreak, magic, power, fight, and loyalty were so intense. I really loved it. Amari, cheering you on so hard girl!!!!
“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.
“You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake wasn't keeping us alive. It was thinking we'd never fight back.”