4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Curiosity Quills Press for supplying me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.
‘The Three Sisters’ is a great new twist to a classic tale. ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ is a favourite in our house for me to read to my kid’s in December and so I know it well. And to take that poem and create a whole new hidden world around it – loved it. I do like these hidden worlds within our own type stories so knew I was going to be a fan of ‘The Three Sisters’.
I did find it a little slow at times, but all round it was a well-paced, well thought out story concept for the YA audience. I can also see it working well as the first in a series (which it seems to be from the ‘book 1’ on the cover) and do look forward to seeing what other hidden worlds have been created by this family, by the Three Sisters.
The characters are engaging, well defined and easy to connect to. Making the story an easy (and addictive) read. The setting is well described and all in all the whole situation is engaging with enough ‘and then what’ left in it to make me want to know when the next book in the series will be available.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes I would. I feel my daughter might enjoy it as she gets more into the YA genre and anyone who knows the poem that ignites the imagination this story has sprung from should read it too.
Would I buy this book for myself? Tempted. I would want to see how the series pans out before I commit myself to it though. I really liked it, but do want to ensure it’s not a one off wonder before I commit myself to admitting to being a fan of the series. Oh, I’m being too harsh – this is a good story! Yes I would read the next one tomorrow if it was available!
In Summary: Well written, mostly fast paced tale of a world within our own and a twist to Christmas that hadn’t yet been explored.
Until next time,