After its release on December 3, 2019, it immediately topped The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List.
The book continues the original story that started in Adeyemi's ground-breaking debut.
"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 imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji but also some nobles with magic ancestry. But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must find a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart," the plot reads.
- Children of Blood and Bone
Adeyemi's first novel, "Children of Blood and Bone" was released in March 2018. It skyrocketed to number one on The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List.
Set in a world of dark magic and danger, Children of Blood and Bone tells the story of a young orphan named Zélie Adebola who sets out to bring magic back to her people to fight against an evil ruthless King.
Adeyemi scored a high-profile book deal and seven-figure movie deal back in 2017 before the novel was even released. The "Children of Blood and Bone" movie is currently in development.