Thank you so much to Tor Teen and NetGalley for letting me read Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B Larson early! Before I was approved for the book, I hadn’t actually heard too much about it, but I had seen a copy or two on Instagram, so I knew what it was (kind of) when I requested it.
Sisters of Shadow and Light 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: “The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes…”.
Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world―including their Paladin father the night Inara was born.
On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out―leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother.
For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes.
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good book. I was a little bored during the first 1/3 or so of the book but as soon as the real action took place, I got really into the book/plot line. Now, I can’t wait to see where Sara B Larson takes the story in book 2!
Character wise, I didn’t really like any of the main characters. It was really hard for me to connect to them, but, because they moved the plot forward, I was definitely rooting for them to win. So, overall, like I said, I’m really excited for book 2, so we’ll see where it goes!