If you only read one thing this year... make it Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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The start of a new year for readers means one thing: the start of a new Goodreads Challenge, and the endless possibilites of more exciting books to read. But how to decide what gets priority? Well TNS is here to help you, and today I'm here to suggest an amazing book to move to the top of your list, Tomi Adeyemi's 2018 debut, Children of Blood and Bone.
Image: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 4.0Children of Blood and Bone made massive waves in the blogging community last year, with Adeyemi winning a Goodreads Choice Award for Debut Author, as well as being nominated for a Kirkus Prize Award and winning two Epic Reads Book Shimmy Awards (voted for by readers), the Barnes and Noble Insta Buy and The We Need Diverse Books. The book is also already in development for a potential movie at Fox. It's probably one of the representative books that I've ever read in terms of racial diversity, with the entire cast being comprised of black characters - something that is practically unheard of in YA fantasy, though it definitely shouldn't be. This is of course amazing for black readers, getting to see themselves so centred in a fantasy story, a genre which is notoriously white.
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