Audiobook Review Raybearer (Raybearer #1) by Jordan Ifueko

Posted December 4, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review, Fantasy / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review Raybearer (Raybearer #1) by Jordan Ifueko

by Jordan Ifueko
Audiobook Review Raybearer (Raybearer #1) by Jordan IfuekoRaybearer Narrator: Joniece Abbott-pratt
Length: 13 hours and 49 minutes
Series: Raybearer #1
Published by Amulet Books on December 4, 2021
Source: Review Audiobook
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Pages: 343
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Format: Audiobook
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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." --

Fans 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.


Raybearer is a fantastic story about complex relationships between those you choose as family and those who are your family. Also, it is about what you have been told you are and what you decide to do with that information. Our main character has been tasked with the most horrific thing you can ask of child revenge. She forgets about the task for part of the book, and then it all comes rushing back. Her mother, the lady, has been distant from tarisai her whole life, yet she groomed her to take down the prince. I loved that I thought she would fall in love with someone different. Raybearer was a gut-wrenching novel that will leave you dying for the next one.

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About Joniece Abbott-pratt

Joniece Abbott-Pratt is an actress and writer, known for Luke Cage (2016), FBI: Most Wanted (2020) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

About Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel.