Waiting on Wednesday – Week 190

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases that I'm DYING to get my hands on!

This week's WoW is:
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

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.

October 31, 2017 ● Goodreads

Besides the fact that this one has a GORGEOUS cover and a super intriguing synopsis, Beasts Made of Night is a "Nigerian-influenced fantasy." Um, YES PLEASE?!?! I need this book now and October cannot come fast enough!

What are you waiting on?


  1. What an amazing cover! I love how all the paper carvings actually have animal shapes coming out of them, you don't notice it at first glance! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one when it comes out!

    Cass @ Words on Paper

    1. Whoa, I didn't even notice that! How cool!

  2. This cover!! I can't stop staying at it! This does sound really intriguing. Hope you end up loving it!


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