Sisters of Shadow and Light (Non-Spoiler review)

Letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by  Tor Teen on November 5, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, fantsay

Pages: 368

Format: arc

Source: publisher

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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.


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.

My Thoughts:

I really adored this read. I found the duel POV to super compelling. I loved how this book changed it structure throughout the book to not only expand that characters we met but also expanded the world that we were in. I really did love the sisters in this novel. I thought the world building in this book was a strong highlight of this read. I felt that for a majority of this book the plot was strong and clear and really had a hard time putting the book down. I was equally invested in both POV. I felt the ending of this book was a bit rushed and I just wanted more out of the end. I found this book to such sweeping story and really hope we get more books in this series.