Monday, September 7, 2020

Raybearer Platform Tour Announcement

Hey everyone! If any of you follow me on twitter then you may have an inkling on what this is about. Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko is a phenomenal book that deserves nothing but absolute love. From the storytelling to the characters, she has created a world anyone can easily get submersed into. Raybearer did have some publisher ran blog and instagram tours before it’s release, but I wanted to give it even more love. So I rounded up some people who were equally as interested, and BOOM the Raybearer Platform Tour was formed. 

Over the next TWO WEEKS (Sept 7th-Sept 17th) there will be a post every day, either on a blog or on an instagram account. These posts will consist of reviews, spotlights, and anything you can imagine. Today, I am kicking off the platform tour with a mini review! Tomorrow Lili, is doing an instagram post over at @utopia.state.of.mind !

Title: Raybearer                                            
Author: Jordan Ifueko
Publication Date: August  
Publisher: Amulet 
Pages: 368
Description: Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, whohasalways wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill theCrown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself

I finished Raybearer almost two weeks ago, and I still haven’t been able to pick up another book. Every time I think I’m ready I find myself rereading passages from it. Between the storyline and characters, Jordan Ifueko has created a beautiful masterpiece that will draw any reader in. The story was refreshing in a way YA fantasy had been depleating me recently. It quickly became my top read of the year.

Every character resonates with your soul in a way that I cannot put into words. To start, Tarisai is such a beautiful character, whom has stolen my heart and likely will never give it back. Her resilience throughout the novel is brilliant, and the strength of her character is unmatched. Dayo, where do I even begin, he is almost impossible not to love him. From first exposure to his character, you become instantly attached and want nothing bad to come his way. As the story progresses, every single member of the Prince’s Council slowly finds a way into your heart and you are left with nothing but love for each of them. The platonic relationships in the story as well are just so well done and beautiful. 

The world itself is a masterpiece that fills your mind with imagery you’d never thought you would see. I love the amount of areas we as readers get to see, and how many you wish you personally could go back to. As a reader, we spend a lot of time in the Children’s Palace, and imagining the youth running around but also attending lessons was a lot of fun. Overall the world will leave you completely enthralled and you will not know what to do when you have to leave it. 

All in all, I highly recommend Raybearer for its fantastic world-building, and character growth. It’s a book that will leave you will all the feelings, and anticipating the next one. 

Remember to check out the rest of the tour dates! I'll be reposting them all on my twitter page.

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