December 15, 2020

#BookReview: The Sullivan Sisters by Kathryn Ormsbee






Synopsis: Time changes things.

That painful fact of life couldn’t be truer for the Sullivan sisters. Once, they used to be close, sharing secrets inside homemade blanket castles. Now, life in the Sullivan house means closed doors and secrets left untold. 

Fourteen-year-old Murphy, an aspiring magician, is shocked by the death of Siegfried, her pet turtle. Seventeen-year-old Claire is bound for better things than her Oregonian hometown—until she receives a crushing rejection from her dream college. And eighteen-year-old Eileen is nursing a growing addiction in the wake of life-altering news.

Then, days before Christmas, a letter arrives, informing the sisters of a dead uncle and an inheritance they knew nothing about. The news forces them to band together in the face of a sinister family mystery…and, possibly, murder.



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
My Review: This book wasn't bad but it could have been better.  It felt like it was holding back on the creepy factor and I wished that it hadn't. I did still enjoy it but I think if you are wanting to check it out the library might be a great idea. The characters were great and the story if your looking for creepy light then this one should work for you.  Please beware of the triggers below. Sisters and relationship dynamics with humor. 




Go Into This One Knowing:  animal abuse, death of an animal, death of a parent







Review

PRAISE FOR THE SULLIVAN SISTERS

"This outstanding story features three memorable characters, the right amount of suspense, and a vivid rendering of the complexities of sisterly love. Absorbing and statisfying." -- Kirkus Reviews

"An engaging, rewarding, and realistic family drama for readers who enjoy juicy family secrets and murder mysteries." -- School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR LUCKY FEW

"A sweet story told with intelligence, humor, and just the right amount of kissing." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Winsome characters, crackling dialogue, and an effortlessly enjoyable writing style help this one stand out in the crowded contemporary YA marketplace." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred

PRAISE FOR TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY

"Beyond refreshing." -- Booklist, Starred

"Whip-smart, funny, flawed, and compassionate, these are characters readers will want to know and cheer for. A clever, thoroughly enjoyable addition to the growing body of diverse teen literature." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred

PRAISE FOR THE GREAT UNKNOWABLE END

About the Author

Kathryn Ormsbee grew up with a secret garden in her backyard and a spaceship in her basement. She is the author of The Water and the Wild, The Doorway and the Deep, and The House in Poplar Wood and the YA novels Lucky Few, Tash Hearts TolstoyThe Great Unknowable End, and The Sullivan Sisters. She’s lived in lots of fascinating cities, from Birmingham to London to Seville, but she currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.









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