Sisters of Sword and Song

Sisters of Sword and Song

eBook - 2020 | First edition
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"Halcyon faces a fifteen-year sentence after being charged with murder, so her younger sister Evadne offers to carry part of her sentence and tries to uncover the truth behind the supposed crime along the way"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062471437
Characteristics: c

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This was such a lovely standalone fantasy, full of mythology and magic.

After eight years apart, Evadne is about to reunite with her sister, Halcyon, who has been training to be a hoplite in the commander's army. But when Halcyon comes to her in the middle of the night with grim news, Evadne's world will be turned upside down. Forced to serve sentences that neither of them deserves, the sisters learn lessons about what is important in their lives, and what they'll do to save each other - and those they grow to love along the way.

This one feels very Greek mythology-inspired, and I absolutely loved the feeling of it. There are gods at play here, who have left relics that the common people can possess that will give them a little bit of magic - and who wouldn't want that? The mages who have access to that magic without a relic, and the way that each of them has a natural well of magic that can be strong or weak or anything in between, was such a cool, original way of integrating that magic into the story as well. Basically, the fantasy system is original and fun, and I really enjoyed it.

Halcyon and Evadne and their relationship, as well as their family, are such a wonderful focal point of this story as well. Family is a huge theme here, and the sisters' bond and love for one another was so lovely to read about. Each of the sisters is so strong, in such different ways, and, especially in Eva's case, it was so gratifying to watch her come into her own, find love, and become the person she was meant to be.

The plot here was a lot of fun as well, if a little bit linear. It's very much "we need to go do this thing", *goes and does the thing*, *moves onto next thing*, which I do enjoy, but which didn't really leave a lot of room for surprises. I definitely enjoyed reading it, but it didn't do anything really shocking, which is why I leave a star off.

This is an atmospheric, lovely fantasy. I recommend it for fans of those Greek-inspired novels like The Song of Achilles, or fans of standalone fantasies in general - we don't get enough of these quality one-book arcs.

DCLteens Aug 19, 2020

A Must-Read Young Adult pick 2020. Rebecca Ross, acclaimed author of "The Queen's Rising" duology, delivers a thrilling new fantasy about the lengths two sisters will go for each other.

MelifluousView Jul 03, 2020

I loved Aradne's devotion to her sister despite the challenges it brought her.

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