Meet Tomi Adeyemi!

November 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Meet Tomi Adeyemi!

By Team Fierce Reads
Meet Tomi Adeyemi!

Have you heard of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi?

Well, you should have by now! Of course, we're not the only ones raving. Here's what some reputable sources have to say about this incredible debut novel: 1. "The next big thing in literature and film." – Ebony 2. "An epic accomplishment in world building." – Deadline 3. "Tomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm." – Jet 4. "A compelling plot and strong-willed heroine... the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time." – Teen Vogue Want to know more about this amazing book everyone is already obsessed with (even though it doesn't hit shelves until March 6th)? We'll let Tomi tell you all about it.

And, just in case that's not enough for you, here's the official book summary. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were 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 for her enemies. And, just in case you want to plan ahead of March 2018, check out Tomi's tour schedule.


Sunday, March 4: Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA, in Conversation with Sabaa Tahir  Monday, March 5: Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA, in conversation with Cindy Pon Tuesday, March 7: Barnes & Noble Tribeca in New York, NY, in conversation with Zoraida Córdova Thursday, March 8: Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL, in conversation with Veronica Roth Saturday, March 10: NoVa Teen Book Festival, in Arlington, VA, in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton Tuesday, March 13: Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA Wednesday, March 14: Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL, in Conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo Thursday, March 15: Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO Saturday, March 17: Shady Ladies Literary Society in Detroit, MI