Upstream in Our Universe Tomi Adeyemi

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

Now we rise.

Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zelie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orisha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to control her powers--and her growing feelings for an enemy.

"The next big thing in literature and film."--Ebony

"One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time."--Teen Vogue

"A remarkable achievement."--Campus Lately

"Tomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm."--Jet

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.


All Upstream in Our Universe orders will also receive a free Children of Blood and Bone poster!

Children of Blood and Bone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 6th, 2018

Don't miss Tomi Adeyemi at Mysterious Galaxy on March 5th! With Special Guest host Cindy Pon!

The last day to order Children of Blood and Bone for Upstream in Our Universe is March 2nd!  Online orders being shipped out will ship after the in-store event on May 5th.

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