We loved Children of Blood and Bone, the debut young adult novel from Tomi Adeyemi. Given that the book has been on the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover bestsellers list for 51 weeks and counting, we’re not the only ones we feel this way.
The Afrofuturist fantasy about Zélie, Amari, and Inan is only the first in Adeyemi’s planned Legacy of Orïsha series and the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone now has a title, release date, and official synopsis.
Children of Blood and Bone Sequel Release Date
Children of Virtue and Vengeancewas set to hit bookshelves on June 4, 2019, but Tomi Adeyemi just took to Twitter to chat about why that release date has become unrealistic for her and her team. The new release date will be December 3rd, 2019. The book is available for pre-order now.
Children of Blood and Bone Sequel Story
While Adeyemi has understandably stayed tight-lipped about what will happen in Children of Virture and Vengeance after that cliffhanger, she has dropped a few teases.
“I think about my readers with every word I write, and I’m so excited to keep working hard and give them another adventure with Children of Virtue and Vengeance,” Adeyemi told InStyle, mentioning that she is most looking forward to “the ability to expand my world.”
Adeyemi added: “I can’t wait for people to meet the new characters, experience the new magic, and dive deeper into the enchanting world of Orïsha. I’ve had so much fun writing this story, so I can’t wait to share it with everyone else!”
Here’s the official synopsis for Children of Virtue and Vengeance:
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first title in her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.
Children of Blood and Bone Sequel Cover
While we may not have the Children of Virtue and Vengeance cover yet, Tomi Adeyemi has seen it!
More news on the Children of Blood and Bone sequel as we get it!
In the meantime, head over to the Den of Geek Book Club Goodreads page to chat about Children of Blood and Bone, as well as other Den of Geek Book Club picks!