I picked this book up because I loved the cover (yes I did the faux pas) and then I read the synopsis:
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, Maji were 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 an enemy.
This synopsis dragged me in and sounds amazing! I just had to read it after that! This book is absolutely amazing. I loved the story and all that happened in this book. It was beautifully written. Zélie was a character that evolved over time instead of staying the same. As the challenges happened throughout the book she changed. The prince did as well but the other characters seemed stagnant to me. Does that mean they are going to slowly disappear from the main story or does that mean they will show some differences in the next book?
I really want to read the next book to form a full opinion of the world this story is building. What characters will change next? Have you read this book?
Five out of five stars.