Hi Gemmies! There is a lot of buzz around a new novel coming out next year from Jordan Ifueko called Raybearer. It's cover has been revealed and it is gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to reading this debut fantasy from a new talent.
Synopsis from Good Reads: 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.
Look for Raybearer to hit shelves April 4, 2020. Are you excited to read this book? Let me know your thoughts about the cover by leaving a comment below.