After I finished reading Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone for the first time, I had to stop and release the breath I hadn’t realized I was holding. The first book in the Legacy of Orïsha series is an ambitious, audacious young adult fantasy novel. With it’s intense action sequences, lush descriptions, compelling characters, and creative take on Nigerian culture and Yorùbán beliefs, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read. Apparently others feel the same since it’s now nominated for a Lodestar Award…
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A lot of people are obsessed with JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It’s one of those series that fans read over and over again to relive that childhood wonder. There is a lot to love about Harry Potter and just as much that Rowling – who, I must remind you, is a vile TERF and should never be supported in any capacity – could’ve done better, but no matter what you can’t dispute its influence in the reading world.
For readers looking to recreate some of those Harry Potter feels, here’s a list of some middle grade, young adult, and adult books to check out next.
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Over at Tor.com I just wrapped a reread of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. Here’s the whole series collected together.
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