Wren Noble is dead—she was born that way. Vibrant, unlike other dead things, she craves those rare moments when her twin sister allows her to step inside her body and experience the world of the living.
Lark Noble is alive but often feels she belongs in the muted Shadow Lands—the realm of the dead. Known as the crazy girl who talks to her dead sister, she doesn’t exactly fit in with the living, though a recent suicide attempt and time in a psych ward have proved to her she’s not ready to join her sister in the afterlife.
Now the guy who saved Lark’s life needs her to repay the favor. He and his friends have been marked for death by the malevolent spirit of a vicious and long-dead serial killer, and the twins—who should know better than to mess with the dead—may be their only hope of staying alive.
THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS
Okay so, here we go, I'm going to attempt to write a review...
Sisters of Blood and Spirit. I can't really recall what originally attracted me to this one. I think it was something about the cover, regardless of that small detail--I picked it up.
Now knowing the story features a ghost, might have deterred me--there's something about ghost stories that I don't typically gravitate towards. I don't have any real reason, it's just a strange fact.
Anyway back to the story, Lark's twin sister, Wren, is dead born. She never made it to this side of the plane. But, she manages to still be able to cling to the living, spending most of her time here on earth in spectral form.
Lark on the other hand wanted to die at one point, feeling an odd sense of belonging to the dead--I think it has a lot to do with never feeling like she belongs. Plus, in the "afterlife," she'd have her sister.
So, one day she tries to kill herself, and fails--thwarted by Mace--who finds her with the help of her sister, and medium Kevin. But now Mace--and his friends need Lark's help. They're being stalked by a dead serial-killer--who's decided even in death he'll kill.
It's like an episode of Scooby Doo.
The story itself was pretty fun. The ghost catching, and the romance--but it would have been better suited for a younger YA reader. I definitely think this is story I would have enjoyed more, as a newer YA reader. When I was just testing the waters. Now as a seasoned YA reader, I would probably pass on these kinds of books.
Why: Romance: Sweet but better suited for younger readers.
The story: Fun but predictable. I mean we all thought Scooby Doo was fun but, we knew what would happen at the end.
The ghosts: Not all that scary, but amusing.
Don't get me wrong it wasn't a bad story just pretty middle of the road.
The characters themselves were pretty cookie cutter--aside from the twins. They were pretty bad a** in their own right. They had a good sense of humor, and I liked their closeness.
All in all it was a decent book, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. But if you like ghosts, and might be interested in reading another series. I'd give this one a try. Just keep in mind, it's probably not gonna blow you away, but you'll probably have a good time with it.