We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting a book tour for Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko!
Every tour we will be sharing with you why we advocated for the books that we represent and it’s my turn today 🙂 🙌🏾
Not only is Ifueko a debut author in the YA fantasy genre, but seeing an African-inspired fantasy with a young female protagonist struggling to find her place in the world is so reflective of how me and so many other Black young women feel. Too often are Black women forced to choose between one extreme over the other, when in reality we have proven time and again that we have the courage, strength, and dedication to choose what WE want. WE have that power over ourselves, and seeing Tarisai’s journey of self-discovery in this world will allow us to find our place in a genre that for many years has never seen us as worthy of our own stories.
We can’t wait for you to be a part of this tour! We are looking for Nigerian-American and/or Black #OwnVoices reviewers. If that’s you, be sure to fill out the form here. If you know someone that identifies as either Nigerian-American or Black, please pass along this information so they can see if they are interested.
Remember, we have 30 spots open for all tours, and our goal is to have the tour consist of #OwnVoices reviewers.
Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian-American author of Young Adult fiction. She stans revolutionary girls and 4C curls. RAYBEARER is her debut novel.
Raybearer (Raybearer #1)
by Jordan Ifueko
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
The epic debut YA fantasy from an incredible new talent—perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir
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.