Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017

From Goodreads:
Beasts Made of Night

"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."

Sin-beasts and sin-eaters? Nigerian-influenced fantasy? I am so intrigued by how great this interesting this book sounds. I am also incredibly drawn to that cover--it's so intricate and has a very darkly beautiful vibe coming from it. Can't wait to read this one!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. Sadly this book wasn't for me but I hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. This one sounds so unique with the sin-eating! And I've never read anything Nigerian. So yeah, I really want to read this one too!

  3. Great pick. This one is on my TBR as well. It sounds so different from what I'm used to reading.