Hey, Bookworms!! If you didn’t already know, we will be hosting a YA Fantasy Read-A-Long during the month of July! We took a poll on Twitter asking our followers to choose the book they were most interested in reading with us! Our winner is, Children of Blood and Bone by: Tomi Adeyemi! We’ve heard amazing things about this book and we’re so excited to finally be getting to it!
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.
Now that we know what book we will be reading, let’s get into the layout of this read-a-long. We will start reading on Monday, July 2nd. We will read from Monday to Sunday each week until July 29th. On Sundays, we will post discussions for the designated sections of the book. The discussions will consist of questions related to each section. Participants can answer the questions in the comments of each post.
We would like to stress that we want this read-a-long to be fun and easygoing for everyone involved! There are no set deadlines for readings and discussions, and you can post your answers to discussions even after we’ve moved on to a new section.
Here is the schedule!
We’re so excited to be hosting this read-a-long and we hope you those who join us will enjoy it too! Are you interested in joining us? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments!!