Wednesday 25 September 2019

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag (Fantasy)

Title: The Sisters Grimm
Author: Menna van Praag
Bantam Press/Transworld

Publication Date: 6 February 2020
eBook - PDF
ARC via NetGalley


This is the story of four sisters Grimm – daughters born to different mothers on the same day, each born out of bright-white wishing and black-edged desire. They found each other at eight years-old, were separated at thirteen and now, at nearly eighteen, it is imperative that they find each other once again.

In thirty-three days they will meet their father in Everwhere. Only then will they discover who they truly are, and what they can truly do. Then they must fight to save their lives and the lives of the ones they love. Three will live, one will die. You’ll have to read on to find out who and why… 

The Sisters Grimm had a fascinating premise, and the idea translated well on the page. I liked the way each sister connected to a different element, and the shift from past to present in the narrative worked nicely. There was a good gradual reveal of information as the story progressed, moving at just the right pace. I didn't dislike any of the characters; however, I never fell in love with any of them. I would have liked a deeper connection. In the end, this is a four-star read for me. I really enjoyed it, but it didn't capture me 100% so I became completely caught up in the world. I would certainly read more from this author in the future though.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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