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Tomi Adeyemi's "Children of Blood and Bone" is beautifully constructed and incredibly relevant to current tensions in America. The creator of a mythical land called Orïsha, Adeyemi taps into a rich lineage as she weaves West African mythology into a brutal world that resonates with our own. Adeyemi describes princesses, family betrayals, power struggles and an epic world with a new system of magic to explore and enjoy. While packed with action and magic, the novel has simultaneous undertones of racial tensions and persecution. The main character, Zélie’s experiences of genocide, prejudice and structural inequalities draw vivid parallels with our world, giving readers plenty to think about as they make their way through this vibrant adventure novel.
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