Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Named one of the best books of the year by People Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more!"Dazzling... All hail Raybearer." --Entertainment Weekly"One of the most exceptional YA fantasies of all time." --Buzzfeed "Brilliantly conceived fantasy." --People "An exquisitely detailed world." --PopSugarFans of Sabaa Tahir and Tomi Adeyemi won't want to miss this instant New York Times bestselling fantasy from breakout YA sensation Jordan Ifueko! 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, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown 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? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we're willing to go for the ones we love.
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"I LOOOOOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!! Jordan does a great job of using description and culture in a intermingled plot line of mystery and friendship. It was one of those books where you see two potential paths coming and when you get to the fork in the road, you've all of a sudden turned onto a third path that you didn't know existed. It was very interesting and I give a lot of respect to this new author who clearly has an outstanding sense of a good story. I definitely recommend this to any YA reader who likes mystery and a hint of romance. This was a very obvious 5 star book!!! Again, I LOOOOOVED IT!!!!!!"
"I literally could not put it down. Every second of free time I had, I was reading it. The world and characters are so intriguing! I was completely enthralled with the magic and the story line. I absolutely cannot wait for book 2! Jordan Ifueko has such a way with words that I was transported every time I opened the book. Nothing but high praise and affection for this book and it's author"
"Young people coming into their powers and overcoming house it's always been done, challenging oppressive governments and parents to find themselves, since mysteries and hopefully save the world"