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Celebrate Lit: Radiant by Ashley Bustamante


About the Book

Book: Radiant

Author: Ashley Bustamante

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release date: May 9, 2023

Secrets Come in Every Shade


After the introduction of Yellow magic in a society accustomed to only Red and Blue magic, the world inside the barrier has become more complicated than anyone imagined. Ava, Elm, and the former students of Prism navigate life in hiding. They face discord, secrets, betrayal, and danger that looms ever closer as the Benefactors narrow in on their hideaway.


Ava is determined to keep everyone protected, even at the cost of her own safety. She explores dangerous aspects of her new Mentalist abilities—against Elm’s dire warnings.



Tensions escalate when a new visitor arrives claiming to know a way out of the barrier. While this may be the only way to escape the Benefactors, what awaits them on the outside? Will they gain allies or make an entirely new set of enemies?

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About the Author

Ashley Bustamante has created stories from the moment she could scribble and staple sheets of paper together. She simply cannot recall a time when writing was not a force in her life. When not running through lines of dialogue in her mind, she enjoys taking photographs and spending time with her husband, three children, and any furry, feathered, or scaly creature she can find.

More from Ashley



When I originally wrote Vivid, book one in The Color Theory series, I wasn’t sure if the story would continue. But it had to, didn’t it? Without spoiling anything, Vivid ends in a place where things are really just beginning, and that’s where Radiant takes the stage. What does coming together really look like? What does it take for a group of diverse people to unite? Radiant explores the strength that grows from working together and overcoming differences. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and our characters have a lot to learn. I hope you’ll enjoy Radiant!





Blog Stops

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Stories By Gina, June 8 (Author Interview)

Simple Harvest Reads, June 10 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Guild Master, June 12 (Author Interview)


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Ashley is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


My Review:


I don't recommend reading this book--unless you have read the first book in the series.


Then, I do recommend reading. The writing is crystal clear and the world is fascinating. The characters also get you invested in their well-being and the world around them. There are enough twists and turns to keep me turning the pages--even though I haven't read the first book.


At the same time, if you haven't read the first book in the series, you will definitely be confused for at least the first third of this story. Since I'd promised to review the book, I kept plugging and became intrigued. The thought of having magical powers always entices and dreams of power kept me reading


So, I do encourage you to read the series...


I received this book free as part of Celebrate Lit tours, but my thoughts are my own.


Readers, what do you think of speculative fiction combined with faith?

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