October 17, 2021

#BookReview: Sisters of Shadow (Sisters of Shadow #1) by Katherine Livesey

Synopsis: All she knew was vengeance…
Alice has lived in the forest on the fringes of Alder Vale ever since her parents abandoned her. Alone, exiled, feared by all. All except Lily.

But something is stirring beyond the mountains, whispers of spectres stalking the moors, women of unfathomable power luring children into a cult that has haunted local lore for a generation.

Then, in the dead of night, Alice receives a letter promising answers to the questions that have always tormented her. And so she meets Grace. The red-cloaked cultist pledged to protect her, a scarred warrior born of storm and sea, the girl who will steal her heart.

Anne of Green Gables meets His Dark Materials in this whimsical fantasy adventure following the unlikely alliance between an apothecary, a witch, a warrior, and a witch-hunter. Perfect for fans of Garth Nix, Natasha Ngan, and Diana Wynne Jones.


Rating: 3 Stars
My Review:  This story was very meh. I was excited about the Anne of Green Gables correlation but sadly it just didn't mesh with me. It was full of very long descriptions and the whole romance just felt like the author checking things off a list.  Sadly this one I don't think was for me at all. It might find its readers but it wasn't this one. 


Katherine Livesey is an author of whimsical fiction living in the historic Northumberland countryside. She was born and raised in the wilds of Lancashire and spent much of her childhood running ragged across the moors or lost in a sea of books.

Katherine takes inspiration from folklore, wild landscapes and the classics of the Fantasy genre, as well as the ever-changing but ever-present natural world that surrounds her home. When not writing, Katherine can usually be found knee-deep in mud walking her two dogs with her partner, baking up a storm in her little country kitchen or watching an old favourite period drama.

Her debut novel, SISTERS OF SHADOW, is the first in a trilogy of Young Adult Fantasy novels, and has been described as "Anne of Green Gables" meets Diana Wynne Jones.

To find out more about Katherine, follow her on Instagram (@katherine.livesey)

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