Picking up where Raybearer left off, Tarisai is the first-ever Raybearer to go into the Underworld. She strikes a deal with the spirits of the deal world, stating that she will go in if they agree to end the Redemptor treaty. This will keep the children from being sacrificed in the name of peace. She must elect her council of leaders before she can begin her journey. The problem is, to join the council, you have to love the Raybearer. Sounds easy, right? Not while being the first female Raybearer with assassination attempts on your life and undead spirits popping up at every turn. Will Tarisai save the empire, or is this too much for a young girl to bear?
FYI: This novel is a continuation of Raybearer by Jordan Ifeuko. You may not want to read this review if you plan on reading Raybearer, as it may give away some details of that book.
Burning Lakes is a small town famous after three witches were tried and killed in the 1700s. The Witching Tree serves as a reminder of what happened. People believe that if you carve your desires in the Witching Tree, over time they’ll disappear and only witches can read them.
Evie Thomas is a sucker for a good romance novel. At least she used to be. After she caught her father cheating and had to deal with her parent’s divorce, she’s sure to love nothing but heartbreak, and she wants no part of it. Evie packs up all over her novels and is on her way to donate them when she passes by a neighborhood library box. She decides she’ll leave her books there. While unpacking, a lady sneaks up behind her and encourages her to take one with her as well. She sees only one book in the box, Instructions For Dancing. Evie doesn’t know that after having the book in her possession, she can see how everyone’s relationship will play out just by watching them kiss.
Kit is a struggling actor who works part-time as a medium, which can be argued. Acting isn’t exactly paying the bills so Kit spends time browsing through the obituaries and reaching out to grieving widows in an attempt to help them find closure. Or at least that is what she tells herself so it doesn’t sound as bad. What she’s doing can also be seen as taking advantage of vulnerable people.
Shiori is the emperor’s only daughter, raised in the beautiful Kingdom of Kiata, where magic is forbidden. The only problem is that she discovered that she has magical powers. This has both intrigued and frightened her. What will her father do if he finds out?
So I’ve finished all books I purchased for the month of July and took a trip to the bookstore this past weekend. I purchased four books from B&N and am anxiously awaiting Redemptor which is the follow up to Raybearer by Jordan Ifeuko. Raybearer is my favorite read this year so I’m really looking forward to getting part 2 in the mail. Until then, I’ll be knocking these out. Below are brief synapsis of each book.
Seven Days In June is a romance novel following two characters, Mercy and Shane. Mercy is an author of a popular erotica series called Cursed. She wrote the first book when she was around 19, and after writing 13 books in the series, she is experiencing major writer’s block. The problem is that this series is what’s keeping her a float. Mercy is raising a tween daughter Aubre and wants the best for her. So if continuing with a series that she lost passion for is what she has to do, then so be it.
This novel takes place in the 1800s and follows two siblings, Mercy, and Mat, who were captured after their village was raided in Africa. With that, I want to let everyone know that THIS IS NOT A SLAVE STORY. I’ve seen many people say that they want to read historical fiction novels surrounding Black people that don’t revolve around slavery, so I think this would be a nice change for some. While it touches on that topic, this book is much more than that.
Bri was born with a green thumb. She has a love for plants, and they love her too. Sometimes a little too much. Wherever Bri goes, plants begin to lean towards her; they become more colorful, lusher, vines begin to grow and crawl to her. She can even bring dead plants back to life. Even though some may see that as a good thing, these abilities make Bri uncomfortable. She, nor her parents, understand why this happens. Her parents own a flower shop so Bri sometimes experiments with her skills but only to a small extent. What if someone happens to see her? Would she scare them off? Would she still be considered normal?
Look What You Made Me Do is a suspense novel written by Elaine Murphy. The main character, Carrie wants to get as far away from her sister Becca as possible and live a peaceful life. Why? Because Becca is a serial killer.