Children of the Spider


Children of the Spider is a very different YA fantasy from every other YA fantasy I’ve read before. Which doesn’t say much for the diversity of YA published in the UK, so I’m encouraged that via a Jamaican publisher and a recommendation (from someone on twitter) it made it’s way onto my radar. Set in Guyana, the tale of Mayali, a girl from another world and Joseph, a deaf-mute, on the run from a shadowy organisation known as the Brothers, this is a super fast-paced, exciting urban fantasy which makes good use of its Georgetown setting and incorporates the mythology of Anansi the Spider. The brief glimpse we have of Mayali’s world is so intriguing I wanted more–since the ending is left somewhat unresolved, I’d love to see it explored in a sequel. 12+

About g.r.del

reading, writing and the rest. @storyvilled on twitter.
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