‘Children of Blood and Bone’ sequel snags summer release date

We have to wait a bit longer than we initially thought. 😭


The sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s blockbuster debut is one of the most anticipated titles of the year — and we finally know when we’ll have it in our hands.

The second book of Adeyemi’s trilogy. Children of Virtue and Vengeance had originally been given a release date in March, according to the book’s past listing on Goodreads.

Related: Want to know what the plot’s about? Check out our roundup of everything we know about Children of Virtue and Vengeance

But earlier this week, InStyle revealed that the book won’t be hitting shelves until June 4, 2019. It’s a bummer that we’ll have to wait longer than we thought, but if it means getting a good book, we’re down for the wait!

“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 in an interview.

No doubt, the book is highly anticipated — Bookstacked named it as one of the best books of 2018.

“I can’t wait for people to meet the new characters, experience the new magic, and dive deeper into the enchanting world of Orïsha,” Adeyemi added in her interview. “I’ve had so much fun writing this story, so I can’t wait to share it with everyone else!”

According to a tweet Adeyemi posted earlier this year, the book’s looking to be a massive addition. The second draft was already over 600 whopping pages. It sure looks like we’re in for an epic adventure.

What are you most looking forward to from the Children of Blood and Bone sequel?

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