Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@tomi_adeyemi @FierceReads]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:


Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and 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 the enemy.

published March 6th by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

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There is magic . . . but it's gone . . . but it could come back. And it is up to Zelie - and help from a rogue princess - to try to bring the magic back. I love that Orisha was a place used to magic, that it was part of life. I love that it is girls who are going to try to bring it back.

The way the 'night magic disappeared' is described (that it was not just a mythical, abstract removal but that, 'maji were targeted and killed' has me very curious about just how ruthless this king was, how much of that is also present in the crown prince and how those deaths affected Zelie and her people.

This sounds like a fantastic new YA fantasy series and I cannot wait to read it! (Plus, that cover is absolutely gorgeous.)

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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