STUNNED!! I've read many books but not one has ever given me the feeling reading #CHILDRENOFBLOODANDBONE
did. As I got to the last page, read those last words, read the epilogue... the tears fell. In my 35 yrs I've never read a book so imaginative and rich in fantasy with African culture, #Yoruba
language that I don't know yet felt like I did. Tomi, I recited each incantation Zelie said outloud without realizing it. It rolled off my tongue like Mama Agba taught me herself. With every description of a character, I saw their beautiful brown skin, white hair, coils, kaftans, smelled the jollof rice, saw everything as if I grew up in Africa surrounded by rich and beautiful land. It didn't feel like a fantasy book because the fight; the Maji fight IS our fight. Just as you wrote in the epilogue, I felt all that you mentioned. Salim WAS #tamirrice
- I grieve for my own mom so Zelies grief struck a chord in my heart. ❤
"Abogbo wa ni omo rèè nínú èjè àti egungun."
I'm so honored to have read this. You reignited my writers block...my fingers cannot wait to do what I know Sky Mother has intended for me. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series but mostly, as I finished this not even an hour ago, I cannot wait to reread it and take in every word all over again. You are magnificent. THANK YOU!! #books #goodread #tomiadeyemi #NYTBESTSELLER