Monday, August 1, 2016
Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross
Wren and Lark Noble are twins. Only one was never born. Lark has always been able to see Wren, she even lets her use her body to live a little. Yet, while one twin is dying to live, the other only wishes she were dead. When Lark attempts to take her own life she is saved by the new guy who can also connect with the dead. He has a group of friends that have been marked by a demon and they ask Lark to help them free themselves.
The friends were marked while at the abandoned Asylum, known to be haunted. Throughout the story Lark can see these scratches getting worse, but they can only feel the affects of the marks. The demon uses the group against each other to gain the upper hand. Luckily they have Wren on their side. Wren has the connection they need on the other side to battle the demon and free them all from his hold.
This is a book I would recommend to fans of Anna Dressed in Blood. With a similar group of characters to add drama and humor to the story. The story has elements of both horror and romance. Lark is already considered weird as the girl who talks to her dead sister. Along with the resent suicide attempt "making friends" is not on her list of things to do. When it comes to Lark's side of the story there is always an overlying tension, unknown whether she will keep her calm or bail completely. Both Lark and Wren really show a lot of growth throughout the story and both come off a lot stronger in the end.
I found this story to be fun and tense. As a fan of horror stories I felt that Kady Cross did a good job of keeping the story dark and the romance cute and exciting. It is a story that I would recommend to those that like a quick dark paranormal read.