Sixteen-year-old Lil stumbles across a dangerous secret while searching for her missing sister in this gripping thriller that’s perfect for fans of The Darkest Corners and The Third Twin.
Sixteen-year-old Lil’s heart was broken when her sister Mella disappeared. There’s been no trace or sighting of her since she vanished, so when Lil sees a girl lying in the road near her house she thinks for a heart-stopping moment that it’s Mella.
The girl is injured and disorientated and Lil has no choice but to take her home, even though she knows something’s not right. The girl claims she’s from a peaceful community called The Sisterhood of the Light, but why then does she have strange marks down her arms, and what—or who—is she running from?
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
A. J. Grainger lives in London, England, where she works as a children’s books editor. She loves writing and editing because it means she gets to talk about books all day. She is the author of Captive and The Sisterhood. Visit her at AJGrainger.com and follow her on Twitter at @_AJGrainger.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Sisterhood follows a young seventeen-year-old named Lil who is desperately holding on to the hope that her sister, Mella, will come back after she disappeared. One night, Lil almost hits a young girl in the road who is running from something or someone. Could she be the key to finding her sister? This book took me for a ride! The plot is nothing short of intriguing as we learn about a cult and the secrets of those that belong to it. Cults always add a spooky factor to any book and her writing of this cult did not disappoint. I enjoyed the chapters being broken up by point of views, where one is the perspective of Lil and the other as someone in the cult. It adds to the intensity and had me finishing this book in one sitting. Even though I liked the characters, I didn't feel connected to them. They didn't have any unique qualities about them. I was more drawn to the ones in the cult than Lil. With that said, I think the book could have also used more context on why this cult existed. Overall, I wasn't too unhappy with the book as it did keep me engaged. Her writing is wonderful and combined with the plot it has a way of drawing you in. If you like contemporary thrillers or just a fan of cults, give this book a try! (I received a digital copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.)
Lil is 17 when her older sister Mella goes missing. It’s only been a few months since Mella left but Lil is always hopeful of her return or being found. The love Lil has for her sister Mella is shown time and time again throughout the book. She refuses to believe the worst even when everyone else around her seems to have given up hope and partially blames herself for Mella’s disappearance. The reader gets to see the two of them together through flashbacks of Lil’s leading up to the disappearance and Lil’s conversations she has with “missing Mella” in her head. It shows you how much Lil appreciated her sister and the regrets she has now that Mella is gone and not with her daily. When Lil first found Alice/Seven, I had no idea what to expect. In the beginning when she talked about where she came from and the Sisterhood, she was very short and it left me wanting to know more. When she began to open up about the Sisterhood, I got really excited. I loved the mystery that surrounded the Sisterhood and the Light throughout the book and how you didn’t find out the full horror of the cult until towards the end. The last few chapters had my heart racing and I had to slow myself down several times to take my time reading instead of rushing through to find out what happens. I have to admit in the beginning, it took me a bit to really get into the storyline with how slow it took to get an idea of what the Sisterhood was, but by the end of the book it had definitely all paid off. The storyline was something fresh, unique and I hadn’t read anything with a similar plot before. A majority characters were honestly all enjoyable, relatable and they all had a specific part to play in the story coming together. Of course the ones you were supposed to not like were easily dislikable and fueled you up. There are cute romances, friendships and family relationships side stories throughout the book as well. I would recommend The Sisterhood to anyone who is looking for something different, especially if you are into a good page turner.