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Children of Virtue and Vengeance
By (author): Tomi Adeyemi
9781250170996 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General Dec 03, 2019 Print Run: 1000000
$25.99 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 1.42 in | 570 gr 416 pages Henry Holt and Co. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
NPR Best Book of the Year 2019, Long-listed Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed


“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).”—Entertainment Weekly

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 Vengeanceis the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi'sNew York Times-bestselling debutChildren of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Praise forChildren of Blood and Bone:

“Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society.”–The New York Times

Tomi Adeyemi is the #1New York Times-bestselling Nigerian-American author ofChildren of Blood and Bone. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching BTS music videos, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing on her website. She lives in San Diego, California.

- 1 million print run
- the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone which was the breakout YA book of 2018, received 5 starred reviews, and sold over 18k copies in Canada
- Entertainment Weekly called Tomi Adeyemi "the new J.K. Rowling"
- exclusive excerpt reveal
- pending interview with CBC q
- a Raincoast Superlead

Raincoast Superlead:
sequel to Children of Blood and Bone, which has sold over 16k copies in hc in Canada

NPR's Best Books of 2019

"Relentless even beyond its finish, this is a sure-fire hit. Definitely have more than one on hand." —Booklist, Starred Review

"Adeyemi's thrilling second Legacy of Orïsha novel ups the stakes and expands the series' mythology while extolling unity and illustrating the futility of hatred and retribution... a vivid, visceral tale studded with action and capped with a literary gut-punch." —Publishers Weekly

"The passion and drama in the writing are as powerful as ever...Readers delighted by the complex, politically sophisticated kingdom of Orïsha will cheer its return in this alluring sequel." —Horn Book

Praise forChildren of Blood and Bone:

“Adeyemi taps into a rich imaginative lineage as she weaves West African mythology into a bespoke world that resonates with our own.”The Atlantic

“Propulsive pacing and richly imagined world.”Vox

“Adeyemi’s writing is beautiful and immersive.”–

“A miraculous achievement.”–The Guardian

“The epic I’ve been waiting for.”New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu

“You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!”New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton

“A magnificent, heartrending, earthshaking debut.” —New York Times-bestselling author Daniel José Older

"High stakes, a captivating fantasy landscape, and a brave heroine worth rooting for makeChildren of Blood and Boneunlike anything I've ever read." —Kami Garcia, #1New York Times bestselling co-author ofBeautiful Creaturesand author ofThe Lovely Reckless

"Powerful, captivating, and raw—Adeyemi is a talent to watch. Exceptional." —Kirkus, Starred Review

"Adeyemi’s devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"... Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry." —Booklist, Starred Review

"...A refreshing YA fantasy with an all–West African cast of characters that should be on every shelf." —School Library Journal,Starred Review

"This is an exceptional debut from the author and will have a huge audience desperately waiting for more." —VOYA,Starred Review

"Nigerian culture and geography... give this fantasy a distinct flavor, further distinguished by the intensity of emotion." —Horn Book

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