Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Category: Book
By (author): Adeyemi, Tomi
Series: Legacy Of Orisha
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Published: June 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*

"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 Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Praise for Children 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

"The next big thing in literature and film." -Ebony

"A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero's journey…populated with compelling and nuanced black characters." –NPR

"A debut novel that is nearly impossible to put down."–USA Today

Review Quote*

Praise for Children 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." –Tor.com

"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 make Children of Blood and Bone unlike anything I've ever read." -Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures and author of The 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

Biographical NoteTomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel is Children of Blood and Bone. 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.