Hey friends! October is Black History Month in the UK, so i thought I would share some of my favourite books written by Black authors. These are all books that I have read and loved, and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you check them out. I will also be sharing 5 books by Black authors on my TBR that I am excited to read later in the week, so keep an eye out for that.
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Published by: Hot Key Books
Release date: 18/08/2020
Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
Summary: 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 Eleven. 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?