Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is one of those books that is definitely worth the hype. Set in a mythologized Nigeria, Adeyemi weaves folklore with fantasy to create a world that feels faraway yet not so distant. You'll find yourself getting lost in Orisha and its characters (I've almost missed my subway stop a few times!) and anxiously awaiting the sequel. It's Adeyemi's debut novel, and it has catapulted her career. Since the book's release, she's scored a seven-figure movie deal and is currently working on releasing books two and three. If that's not black girl magic, then I don't know what is.