Stockport Reads Online Reading Group

  • DATE

    10 June 2021

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages 13+



Join us as we read Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and meet over Zoom in this reading group for everyone. It’s a chance to meet fellow readers, discuss the book and celebrate reading and libraries.

This is Adeyemi’s debut novel and the first in a trilogy. It’s been wildly popular, debuting at number one on The New York Times best-seller list for young adult books. Don’t worry about the age labels though. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this engrossing tale.

The novel received mostly rave reviews, but is certainly not without it critics. Will you love it or loathe it?

You can find details on how to access the book on the Eventbrite page. It’s FREE to download or borrow from the library.

We hope you’ll join us!

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.

Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.