Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross


Wren Noble is dead—she was born that way. Vibrant, unlike other dead things, she craves those rare moments when her twin sister allows her to step inside her body and experience the world of the living.

Lark Noble is alive but often feels she belongs in the muted Shadow Lands—the realm of the dead. Known as the crazy girl who talks to her dead sister, she doesn’t exactly fit in with the living, though a recent suicide attempt and time in a psych ward have proved to her she’s not ready to join her sister in the afterlife.

Now the guy who saved Lark’s life needs her to repay the favor. He and his friends have been marked for death by the malevolent spirit of a vicious and long-dead serial killer, and the twins—who should know better than to mess with the dead—may be their only hope of staying alive.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

This book had such a great premise! I loved the idea of a ghost twin haunting a living twin. For the most part, I liked Sisters of Blood and Spirit and I was excited to find out about the evil spirit haunting Lark’s classmates.

Lark was a character that needed to grow on me. She has a very dark with a negative mindset and a couple of times she came across as whiney and self-indulgent. But as the story went on, I was able to empathize with her and could root for her. Lark’s dead twin Wren was enjoyable to read about and I liked that she got her own love interest. Lark’s love life was a little blah for me and I had actually hoped she was going to be hooked up with a different guy introduced early on in the book.

The pace was good although the ending felt a little rushed. I’m thinking this is a series starter because there seemed to be a decent amount of plot left unresolved. My favorite parts of the book were the scenes between the two sisters. I felt like these moments packed the biggest emotional punch.

Overall, I’d recommend Sisters of Blood and Spirit to younger teens who want a creepy and fun read.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

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