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I live on the east coast of the US and we had quite a winter storm last week. It wasn’t so much the snow but the wind wreaked havoc in our area. Roads around our area were closed for days (some still are) because of trees that were felled and the trees brought down power lines with them. Anyway, I was knocked out of commission since Wednesday and let me tell you – I have a new appreciation for indoor plumbing. I am now catching up on all my “missed work” so I will be posting multiple posts today and tomorrow. 🙂
Sisters of Glass
By Naomi Cyprus
384 pages – ages 9+
Published by HarperCollins on November 7, 2017
Synopsis from Publisher- “Two girls. Two worlds. Only magic can bring them together, in this fantastical middle grade adventure for fans of the Descendants and School for Good and Evil series.
Halan is a powerless princess. She is heir to the Magi Kingdom, a blazing desert land ruled by ancient magic. But unlike every royal before her, Halan has no magical powers of her own.
Nalah is a powerful pauper. The glassblower’s daughter, she lives in the land of New Hadar, where magic is strictly outlawed. But Nalah has a powerful force growing within her—one she can’t always control.
One girl fears magic, one worships it. But when a legendary mirror connects them, Nalah and Halan finally meet—and must work together to save their two worlds, before everything they know is shattered forever.”
What I Thought- This was a really cool book! The world Cyprus creates is truly magical – the book is told in alternating chapters from Nalah’s and Halan’s points of view. It is definitely interesting to see the systems for magic that have been crafted for this setting – that’s one of my favorite things about fantasy, seeing how the magic works. Another thing I thoroughly enjoyed was the amount of character development Cyprus conjures so that we feel empathy for the characters. We understand why they do what they do – and not just the main characters: the supporting ones as well. I was truly impressed with all of the parts of the book and how they all fit together like an engaging puzzle. I sincerely hope there is a sequel in the works!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!
Categories: Age 9+