Book Review: Sisters of Shadow and Light

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.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I love a good feminist story. There were so many strong and empowered women in this book. The equality of men and women in this story is really something we should strive for. 

Again, I didn’t really enjoy the romance in this book. The relationship between Zuhra and Halvor just felt very rushed and almost forced when the story itself really did not need a romantic aspect. 

The story started off kind of slow, but once it got started, it was very good. The plot was well thought out, except for the addition of the romantic trope. Despite the slow start of the beginning, I felt the rest of the book was well paced. It really worked for the story. 

The author has a very unique writing style that just keeps you very involved. Thank you so much to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for allowing me to review this title. 

Image and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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