Book: Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
This is my 40th read for the year
This is the story of Zelie and her people. She remembers a time where magic ran through the Deviners and Maji. However, a tyrant king made sure that magic disappeared forever leaving Maji dead. Zelie's mom - who was a powerful Reaper - was taken away in chains and killed shattering their family.
Now Zelie is on a path to bring magic back. With the help of her brother and some unlikely allies in the kingdom, she has one chance and one moon cycle to return magic to her people and rid the kingdom of their tyrant king.
This was a pretty good book. I listened to it while I did yard work (it si 15+ hours) and the reader was excellent. I got invested in the story and its underlying message. It started a little slow and confusing for me, but as I started to invest in the characters it got better. The chapters move between 4 differend POV which I have always been a fan of. I like hearing from different people throughout a story - see how they view what is happening around them. It is a story of heros, good vs evil, and how everything isn't always as clear cut as it seems.
This has been a popular book out there forever, and I kept passing it over, but I am glad I finally read it. And I am definitely going to read the second book in the series.