WAITING ON WEDNESDAY

 

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK:

 

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BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT BY TOCHI ONYEBUCHI

 

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PUBLISHER: Razorbill

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 5th September 2017

 

PAGES: 336

 

 

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BLURB: 

 

In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.

Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.

When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.

A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.

 

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Now, I have to admit that the cover is what originally drew my attention. Then I read the blurb and I am entirely intrigued. I don’t think I have ever read a Nigerian-influenced fantasy and I cannot wait.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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