Waiting On Wednesday

Children Of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: March 6th 2018

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 448 pages


 Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at @Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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.

This is the 1st Waiting On Wednesday I’ve been over the moon excited to share in a very long time! Although I have plenty of books on my radar, only 1 takes the title of most anticipated for 2018 in my planner & that is Children of Blood and Bone! I’ve been patiently waiting for a cover reveal & it was absolutely worth the wait *heart eyes emoji* the words beautiful & stunning come to mind but really don’t do it justice. Children of Blood and Bone is slated to be the biggest YA Fantasy of 2018, steeped in African Culture with its own Mythology, the world building alone calls my name. I am eager to meet these characters, learn their magic/world, and welcome them in my heart. As most of you know, I am passionate about Diversity & to see it make its way into YA feels like a victory!

Children of Blood and Bone is already being adapted for the big screen (see here) & the author, 23 year old Tomi Adeyemi is said to have scored one of the biggest YA book publishing deals of all time. The article I’ve linked above mentions talk of Children of Blood and Bone being called “Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy”…If this hasn’t convinced you to add this book to your TBR’s maybe the authors profile bio will…

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. Her debut novel, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, comes out March 6th, 2018 and the movie is currently in development at Fox with the producers of Twilight and The Maze Runner attached. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 3,500 subscribers at tomiadeyemi.com. Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

I would love to know if any of my fellow bookworms are anticipating this title or any other diverse YA Fantasy books you are looking forward to reading. Drop those comments down below <3’s! 

Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

37 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday”

    1. Oh WOW! HAHA! I’m so excited for this book I can hardly wait Tammy *excited emjoi* the cover left me speechless & the world seems promising from the short synopsis alone. Happy reading <3!


  1. Oh this is a great pick for WOW Lilly. I think I’ve heard about this book (can’t be sure because the cover doesn’t look familiar, but considering it’s just been released that could be why). Isn’t Tomi Adeyemi being described as the next J.K. Rowling? I think I remember reading an article with something like that in it.
    Either way this book sounds amazing, and the cover is gorgeous as well, so I need to add this one to my to-read list. Again great pick! 😀 ❤

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    1. Is she really being described as the next J.K.?!?! 😱😱😱that’s quite the compliment. Something tells me she might fill those shoes, I’m def going to try for an ARC of this one. If not, that’s ok because I need a final copy of this book on my shelves. Thank you for stopping by Beth, always nice to have you 😃💗📚💗

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      1. I think I may have heard that. I can’t be sure because I only skimmed the article and I do not have a good head for names but yeah I think so.
        I’ll keep my fingers crossed you get an ARC in that case, if not at least you know you’ll be getting the physical copy when it’s released! 🙂
        That’s all right! 😀 ❤

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      2. Absolutely! Thanks Beth, keep those fingers crossed for me. I’ll need all the bookish favor 😂😂😂if not well like you said, a finished copy is a def in my future 😃💕

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  2. Holy buckets! A debut author where her book is already being adapted for the big screen and it isn’t even published yet?! GIVE ME. WANT. I’ve heard rumblings of this book before, but this is the first time I’ve seen anything worth reading (you nailed it, again) — how do you find all these amazing to-be-released books, Lilly?!

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    1. yea! This is my most highly anticipated book for 2018 Jackie & I just cannnnnot contain my excitement! lol how do I find these amazing books? lol a mixture of places actually, Twitter, blogs, Booktube and bookish newsletters lol smh I fall down the rabbit hole way too often 🙂

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    1. Isn’t it?!?! I’m all for Diversity straight across the board. Finally seeing it seep its way into YA Fantasy does feel like a step in the right direction. I am very excited for this read and the movie adaptation as well 😃thanks Azia 💜📚💜

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      1. It really is a massive step in the right direction. I love to see this book making such a buzz! And I didn’t even know it’s going to be a movie, too! So excited!! Thanks for updating me on that ❤


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