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Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross

Sister of Blood and SpiritTitle: Sisters of Blood and Spirit

Author: Kady Cross

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: The Sisters of Blood and Spirit (Book #1)

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

Format: Hardcover, 288 Pages

ISBN-10: 0373211481 (Harlequin Teen)

ISBN-13: 978-0373211487 (Harlequin Teen)

Reviewed by: Zed

Synopsis:

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.

Quick & DirtyA quick paranormal read about twin ghost-hunting sisters, and their unusual bond through death.

Opening Sentence: The scars on my wrist itched.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

It makes a change to read something a little different, even if it isn’t a fantastic mind-boggling read. Sisters of Blood and Spirit wasn’t the latter but was a refreshing read. I enjoyed reading something focused on siblings and their relationships first, and romance thereafter and that’s what the foundation of this book was set on; the twin sisters.

Now, Lark and Wren aren’t like other twins, and you’re probably thinking: ‘yeah, they’re probably polar opposites or something along those lines.’ Yes and no. They definitely have contrasting personalities but the main difference is that one is alive and the other isn’t. Although Wren was a stillborn and to the world never really existed, Lark has been able to see her since birth and has built a strong relationship with her, one so strong that when Wren isn’t around Lark feels incomplete.

When we were little, Lark asked me if I lived in Heaven. I told her I didn’t know. I still didn’t. It was an untruth that the dead had all the answers. We just had different questions.

I thought their relationship was very sweet and quite disturbing. I can’t imagine how Lark must have felt growing up, knowing that she can essentially see ghosts. It makes me think of the little boy in the Sixth Sense, and that was not a favourite movie of mine! They’re both there for each other, Wren helps Lark out in dangerous situations with malevolent spirits, whilst Lark helps bring Wren back to the “good” side.

I wanted her to rest, and she wouldn’t if I didn’t help. She’d lie there all night and think about how she could have done things differently so the people she’d started to care for wouldn’t look at her like she was a freak.
What she failed to realize was that we were all freaks-every last one of us, living or dead. It didn’t matter.

I read this story pretty quickly, and I imagine I’ll want to continue the series but I make no promises. It was a good enough read whilst it lasted, but it’s not the sort of book that had me craving for more.

Notable Scene:

His nostrils flared slightly. “I’m the guy who kicked in a window to get to you. The guy who found you in a pool of your own blood and wrapped your arms in pillowcases to try to stop the bleeding. I’m the guy who prayed for you to live while you begged me to let you die. I don’t want your apology.”

“What the hell do you want? Gratitude? A freaking medal?” I wasn’t yelling, but I was close.

“What do I want?” His fingers tightened on my arm. “Jesus, Lark. I want you to forgive me!”

Sisters of Blood and Spirit Series:

1. Sisters of Blood and Spirit

2. Sisters of Salt and Iron (March 29, 2015)

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FTC Advisory: Harlequin Teen provided me with a copy of Sisters of Blood and Spirit. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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