The first time author’s novel is featured on the children’s bestseller list.
‘Children of Blood and Bone’ is a mythical fantasy novel which infuses African culture/characters and magic.
Adeyemi shared the news of her feat on Twitter, saying she made the bestsellers list exactly a year after she got wind of her publishing deal.
“A year ago today I got to shout that I was going to be a published author,” she said.
“Today you guys made #ChildrenofBloodandBone number 1 again. To everybody who’s supported this story in any way, I can’t say thank you enough.”
In 2017, Adeyemi sealed a seven-figure deal with Fox Studios to adapt ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ for the screen.
‘Children of Blood and Bone’ is expected to spawn a movie trilogy.
Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are said to be producing the trilogy with Karen Rosenfelt.
Adeyemi, an English literature graduate of Harvard University, is also a creative writing coach based in San Diego US.
After graduating from Harvard, she secured a fellowship which enabled her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.