Yomi and the Power of the Yumboes by Davina Tijani – Book Review

Yomi and the Power of the Yumboes by Davina Tijani – Book Review

Yomi and the Power of the Yumboes by Davina Tijani

Yomi and the Power of the Yumboes

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A fun and fast-paced series based on African mythology, YOMI is an adventure full of heart and humour.

Now Yomi and her younger brother Kayode are official members of the Sacred Beast League, they can’t wait for more adventures! And when a Yumboe – a fairy-like creature from Senegal – seeks them out and asks for their help, they’re ready to shine. But with a secret city to protect, beast hunters to outsmart and moon magic in the mix, Yomi and Kay will have to put their skills to the test…

Review by Stacey

Yomi and the Power of the Yumboes is the second book in the The Nkara Chronicles by author Davina Tijani. I read the first book Yomi and the Fury of Ninki Nanka back in September 2023 and thought it was a truly spectacular read, this one I can confirm is just as good.

The book follows Yomi and her little brother Kayode who after their adventures in the first story are now official members of the Sacred Beast League (SBL), alongside their uncle. This time the siblings have travelled to Senegal where they are helping a Yumboe (a fairy-like creature with moon power magic).

Rich with excitement and charm this fast-paced story will keep readers entertained the whole way through. The book is delightful and enchanting and weaves together various African folklore and mythologies which adds depth and cultural richness to the read.

Yomi and the Power of the Yumboes will delight its young readers with its compelling plot and wonderful black-and-white illustrations. It will hopefully have them wanting to read more books that are due to follow in the series and follow the SBL as they visit more African countries.

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Davina Tijani

Davina Tijani is a speculative fiction writer for adults and children with a passion for world mythology, which she enjoys incorporating into her writing. She grew up an avid lover of films and books – especially Star Wars, which sparked a lifelong love of storytelling in all its forms. Davina was born in London, United Kingdom where she currently lives.

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