Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko

Q: What series/duology are you excited to complete?
Omg this!!
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Redemptor
Jordan Ifueko
Pub Date: 8/17/21
#arcReview
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“The only thing more powerful than a wish is a purpose.”

I enjoyed Raybearer so much!! And Redemptor was just as amazing!!

Tarisai is such an amazing character! I love how strong she is and how she is trying to change the destructive traditions of her world by sacrificing herself.  I’ll tell you when that rock finger touched her I got whole body chills I felt like I was being filled with the memories of the past.

Sanjeet and Tarisai are still continuing their relationship as she is trying to build her new counsel. She’s trying to join the nation together and have them trust her to be their savior. I don’t even know how to do this justice it’s written so beautifully, it’s so intimate and so hypnotic. I don’t know if it’s all made up or created based off culture and myths. But I want all of it.

I loved everything with Zuri. All of it, he was entrancing in all his masks. 

And I want fan art or can someone cosplay these outfits with the hair and makeup. She sounds like a goddess. (Ok I found the preorder incentive by @bxromance!)

I love that there is aspec rep in this book and it’s talked about openly in their relationship.

If we could feel the pain and echoes of tragedies that happened on the land we walked could we be silent? 

I felt like the book was delving so deep within societies just doing what they’ve been doing for centuries regardless of what is humane and right.  And how lonely it is trying to change, you are going against the current.

Also a bit of mental health with Tarisai’s abilities mimicking depression or schizophrenia (I’m prob reaching). I mean it’s a fantasy and there were demonic beings involved but everyone needs functional representation even in this space. And she was implementing so much positive change and going to hell and back for her people.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
👏👏👏👏👏
🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

Thank you @abramskids and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate

For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar’s throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, a sacrifice to end all future atrocities.

Tarisai is determined to survive. Or at least, that’s what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her shaky reign as empress, child spirits haunt her, demanding that she pay for past sins of the empire.

With the lives of her loved ones on the line, assassination attempts from unknown quarters, and a handsome new stranger she can’t quite trust . . . Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But in this finale to the Raybearer duology, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it.

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