Sisters of Shadow & Light Blog Tour Review

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has stayed safe tonight. I stayed in and finished reading Sisters of Shadow and Light! If you’re looking for a YA Fantasy that shows the amazing bond sisters have then you’ll love this one!

Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club for letting me participate in the tour for Sisters of Shadow and Light by the lovely Sara B. Larson! Check out FFBC’s website to sign up to be a tour host!


About the Book

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Title: Sisters of Shadow and Light (Sisters of Shadow and Light #1)

Author:  Sara B. Larson

Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: November 5th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Synopsis:
From the acclaimed author of DEFY, Sara B. Larson, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic
“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.
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Review

5 Stars

I am so close to my sister so reading this book and the bond Inara and Zuhra have for each other really hit close to home. My sister and I may be 5,000 + miles apart but it doesn’t stop us from feeling that bond for one another.

Zuhra has always taken care of her sister. She’s calmed her during the storms and protected her from the brunt of her  mother’s coldness. When they get separated the loss she feels is so strong that all she can do is fight for a way back. She needs to know if her sister is alive. Zuhra not only has to deal with the not knowing if Inara is okay but she’s now been bombarded with a world she’d been isolated from her entire life. I thought that Zuhra dealt with the separation of all that she’s known fairly well. She’s curious about this new world, a world her mother kept from her, but is conflicted by the need to get home. As the older sister myself I could really relate to a lot of Zuhra’s feelings when it comes to protecting and worrying about her sister. I thought that Sara did a wonderful job of portraying the conflict she feels about her situation.

Inara has always been caught up in the storm raging inside her head. She doesn’t understand it and with only limited lucidity throughout her life she rarely understands what goes on around her. It’s all a fog and she spends so much time trying to navigate it all. When she learns to expense her power she realizes that she gets more and more lucidity but when she expenses it almost completely, and loses her sister, she’s not so sure she wants to live in the world around her. Society hates what she is because of those who came before her and when she experiences it first hand she realizes she has to find a way to bring her sister back, or to go through the gateway herself, in order to protect herself and those within the citadel. I really enjoyed her chapters and getting to see inside her head. Sara did a great job of portraying the fog that Inara feels when she loses herself.

Although it is slow in the beginning in explaining the situation Zuhra and Inara are in, the story definitely picks up. I think that it was good to split them up for a time and we get to see two new worlds, one where the paladins come from and the other outside of the citadel. The rest of the story is fast paced and I can’t wait to learn more about the paladin’s and to see what happens next.

Don’t worry…for those romantics out there. You won’t be disappointed in the love interests in this one!


About the Author

Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology. Her next YA fantasy, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT, comes out November 5th from Tor Teen. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

Giveaway

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Win (1) of (10) copy of SISTERS OF SHADOW & LIGHT by Sara B. Larson (US/CAN Only)

Starts: October 30, 2019

Ends: November 13, 2019

Rafflecopter link HERE


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L.M. Durand – Review
The Clever Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes

November 1st

NovelKnight – Story Behind The Cover
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Utopia State of Mind – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review

November 2nd

Bookish Looks – Character Playlist
The Boozy Reader – Review
Book Slaying – Review + Favourite Quotes

November 3rd

books_andpoetrii – Mood Board/Book Style
Musings of a (Book) Girl – Official Playlist
Novelishly – Review

November 4th

Kait Plus Books – Top 10 List
Artsy Draft – Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Nerd Faction – Review + Playlist
Jrsbookreviews – Review

November 5th

Sereadipity – Video Interview
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Dream Cast
Wishful Endings – Review
Story-eyed Reviews – Review

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