When a book is headed for an adaptation, it’s not shocking that we get nervous. Will it be good? Will it be bad? Will it destroy everything that we love?
One book that we are both nervous and excited for is the adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi‘s Children of Blood and Bone. It’s no big surprise that it was optioned for film after the splash it made when it was released last March. Even less surprised that Temple Hill is involved (love them). Every time there is a YA adaptation, they are involved.
At least it feels like it.
The critically-acclaimed director of Dope, Rick Famuyiwa, has been attached to direct.
What is the book about?
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. 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 her growing feelings for an enemy.
But that’s about all we know for now. No cast is attached.
The sequel to Tomi Adeyemi‘s Children of Blood and Bone, entitled Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is due out on June 4, 2019.