‘Children Of Blood And Bone’ Author Tomi Adeyemi Could Be the Next J.K. Rowling – 6 Reasons It’s a New MUST-Read

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What if we could combine someone like Harry Potter and Wakanda? Tomi Adeyemi’s Afrofuturist fantasy epic about a black teenage girl will bring magic back to the world.

Are you ready for a new journey? 

For those who don’t want to miss another huge hit, Nexter.org found a new exciting author you definitely should know about.

‘Children of Blood and Bone’, a debut YA novel from Nigerian-American writer Tomi Adeyemi, is widely expected to be the next hype franchise.

It’s the first in a planned trilogy and reportedly debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times young-adult best-seller list.

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Source: thegeekiary.com

What’s so special about it?

  • Tomi Adeyemi, drew on West African mythology, which she researched during a recent fellowship in Brazil.
  • She wrote the first draft in one feverish month. Less than a year later, at the age of 23, she sold the manuscript in a seven-figure deal rumored to be among the biggest in YA history.

“Write a story that’s so good and so black that everyone’s going to have to read it — even if they’re racist,” Adeyemi said.

  • Fox 2000 purchased the ’s rights directly, bypassing the optioning phase — a rare show of faith. The film version of Children, from the producers of Twilight and The Maze Runner, is currently in active development.
  • Children Of Blood And Bone, is special for Nigerians in particular, as the story is set in Nigeria.
  • The first in the trilogy – Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha – draws heavily from Yoruba mythology and cosmology. It tells the story of Zélie Adebola and her fight to overcome the monarchy in order to bring magic back to her homeland, Orisha, with the help of the rogue princess, Amari.
  • The , Children of Blood and Bone, due to come out March 6, has been called “a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love” (Publisher’s Weekly), and “a timely study on race, colorism, and power and injustice” (Kirkus).

Check out the fascinating trailer below:

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'Children Of Blood And Bone' Author Tomi Adeyemi Could Be the Next J.K. Rowling - 6 Reasons It's a New MUST-Read
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'Children Of Blood And Bone' Author Tomi Adeyemi Could Be the Next J.K. Rowling - 6 Reasons It's a New MUST-Read
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What if we could combine someone like Harry Potter and Wakanda? Tomi Adeyemi’s Afrofuturist fantasy epic about a black teenage girl will bring magic back to the world.
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