The Shadow Sister
by Lily Meade
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Pub Date 27 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 27 Jun 2023
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Gripping and emotional, this YA speculative thriller follows the intertwined stories of two sisters after one disappears...then returns, changed in ways that trauma alone can't explain.
Sutton going missing is the worst thing to happen to Casey, to their family. She's trying to help find her sister, but Casey is furious. And she can't tell anyone about their argument before Sutton disappeared. Everyone paints a picture of Sutton's perfection: the popular cheerleader with an entourage of friends, a doting boyfriend, and a limitless future. But Sutton manipulated everyone around her, even stole an heirloom bracelet from Casey. People don't look for missing Black girls—or half-Black girls—without believing there is an angel to be saved.
When Sutton reappears, Casey knows she should be relieved. Except Sutton isn't the same. She remembers nothing about while she was gone—or anything from her old life, including how she made Casey miserable. There's something unsettling about the way she wants to spend time with Casey, the way she hums and watches her goldfish swim for hours.
What happened to Sutton? The more Casey starts uncovering her sister's secrets, the more questions she has. Did she really know her sister? Why is no one talking about the other girls who have gone missing in their area? And what will it take to uncover the truth?
Perfect for fans of:
- Ace of Spades and House of Hollow
- Emotional suspense
- Speculative fiction, including Hoodoo
- Diverse books featuring strong female leads
- Sister stories with complex family dynamics
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Average rating from 328 members
A thrilling debut with a speculative twist! I flew through this one in two sittings, since I was way too curious about what happened to Sutton to wait!
The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade is a wonderful debut!
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was well written and very well paced.
The setting was atmospheric. The plot was engaging and fun. The characters were well developed and intriguing which I couldn't get enough of.
A compelling YA thriller that I personally thought Lily Meade did an absolute amazing job!
I'm excited for her next book!
"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for my ARC in exchange for my honest review.