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3 Reasons to Read Blood Scion:
1. Critically important historical inspiration.
2. Diverse representation.
3. Your last read didn't hurt you quite enough.
Published by: Harper Teen
Publication date: March 8th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
This is what they deserve. They wanted me to be a monster. I will be the worst monster they ever created.
Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will—she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.
Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.
Sloane rises through the ranks and gains strength but, in doing so, risks something greater: losing herself entirely, and becoming the very monster that she ahbors.
Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, this deeply felt and emotionally charged debut from Deborah Falaye, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Daughter of Smoke and Bone that will utterly thrill and capture readers.
TW: Blood, colonization, genocide, mentions of rape, racism, sexual abuse, torture, and violence.
Deborah Falayeis a Nigerian Canadian young adult author.
She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time devouring African Literature, pestering her grandma for folktales, and tricking her grandfather into watching Passions every night.
When she’s not writing about fierce Black girls with bad-ass magic, she can be found obsessing over all things reality TV.
Deborah currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their partner-in-crime Yorkie, Major. Blood Scion is her first novel.