A cover catches your eye and you read the tagline, “This is what they deserve. They wanted me to be a monster. I will be the worst monster they ever created.” 😮If you’re anything like us, we know you were immediately sold with that glorious description of Deborah Falaye’s Blood Scion. But do you need a little more convincing? Okay, let us tell you why Blood Scion is the YA fantasy everyone will talk about this spring!
Summary: 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. Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, Deborah Falaye’s debut novel, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of Children of Blood and Bone and An Ember in the Ashes.
Content warning: This book is inspired by the real-life horrors endured by child soldiers and the war in children in particular and therefore tackles themes of war, violence, and sexual assault. Please read with care.
Sloan is the new fiercest female in fiction.
Mark our words; you will want to be her friend, not her foe.
This is unlike anything you will have read before.
This is a dark YA military fantasy inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology. It’s heavy. It’s gritty. It’s powerful. If you need a self-care moment, take it. But return to Sloan’s story because we can tell you it’s a journey that will amaze you.
Remember when Katniss from The Hunger Games became the Girl on Fire because of her dress, and we wanted to be her? 🔥
Sloan can literally turn to fire. She doesn’t need a dress. We have a new #BookCrush to obsess over.
We like surprises…
…but this ending 🤯 Twists and turns until you are totally dizzy 😵💫 And we can’t wait for the next book in the duology to see what happens to Sloan now!
We anxiously awaited Blood Scion and it did not let us down. This heavy and powerful story was worth the toll it took on our emotions – the good and the bad. We can’t praise it enough and will be talking about it until the sequel is out. You’ll want to pick up Sloan’s story for your TBR and experience it for yourself to join us as a fan of the new Girl on Fire in fiction! 🔥
Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye is out March 8th and is available for preorder now.
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