Today, I have a very special blog post…
Today, I’m celebrating the incredible Children of Blood and Bone with a mood board, which I think encapsulates all of the different kinds of maji there are in the book.
Children of Blood and Bone is one of the most hotly anticipated books I’ve known for a LONG TIME. People have been talking about this for a WHILE. I can’t wait to share my review with you in the coming weeks… guys, it’s incredible.
“Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha 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 targeted and 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 the enemy.”
I was delighted to be invited onto this blog tour as the prompt was “be as creative as you wish”, so I was. I went back to my trusty Pinterest and came up with this mood board, which I just adore.
I subconciously went with all hands. I think hands are what all of these maji would’ve commited their magic with – their hands. Hands are important. There’s a whole host of maji which could be represented by the different hands, some which are specific. The golden hands speak to me of welders, using their hands to bend and manipulate metals. Black and white hands with light coming from them speak to me of lighters, able to use their hands to manipulate light and darkness.
The picture with the 3 generations of hands spoke to me of seers, those who can see the past, present and future. The hand with bird told me the story of tamers, using their hands to control and transform animals. The hand with galaxies/moons in them spoke to me of dreams; people who hold the world in their hands, the connector maji, those in control of other’s dreams. The varying pictures of light coming from hands spoke to me of healers (healer and cancer), those who have the power to do exceptional good, let light come from their hands to heal people.
I think my favourite image is the man controlling the fire with his hands. For me, symbolising burners. Exceptional danger with fire. Controlling the air and the earth (winder and grounder) come next. The image representing the tiders speaks to me of those who control the waters with the touch of their hands, followed by an image for me, which represents reapers – those who have the power to access the spirits of the living and dead, an image of old and young hands.
Which maji are you? Take the quiz and share it on twitter using #ChildrenofBloodandBone! I’m a Burner! Excellent!
Thank you so much to Bea of MyKindaBook and PanMacmillan for inviting me on this blog tour!! I had such fun making this mood board… certainly got my creative juices flowing!