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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

African teen thwarts deadly wish in inventive fantasy.

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A Lot or a Little?

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Fantasies influenced by African culture are popular now, and this magic-drenched adventure is likely to attract a devoted readership. Written by debut author Jordan Ifueko, Raybearer benefits from meticulous world-building to tell a tale of young love and betrayal. The first half of the book has more urgency than the latter, but Ifueko ratchets up the suspense before the end. Tarisai is a vivid and forceful main character, and the supporting cast includes colorful and powerful allies and adversaries. Raybearer ends in a cliff-hanger, and many readers will be impatient for the publication of the next volume.

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