The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley

MY RATING: ★/5

Hi guyss 😀 I’m back with a quick review ! (I’M ON FIREE)

Goodreads Blurb: Star D’Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father—the elusive billionaire, affectionately called Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted from across the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to her true heritage, and Star nervously decides to follow hers, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world.

Goodreads rating: 4.43 with 1,572 ratings 

This novel is the 3rd in the Seven Sisters series. But, I haven’t read the other two and I still got to enjoy this one. The novel can easily be a standalone novel because every book describes the perspective of a specific sister. The author makes it easy for you to follow, and as their stories are completely different, you don’t miss a lot of what’s been going on before.

I must say, I was pretty lucky to fall on the 3rd novel because this story is a BOOKWORM DREAM. Star’s treasure hunting locations are in bookshops, ballrooms and many more of the countryside beauties. If you liked the settings in Jane Austen’s books, this one is a must ❤ Every scene has perfect amount of descriptions : enough for you to visualize it in your head but still have space for your creative imagination. giphy

The characters are the book’s strength. Star is such a delicate, shy and introvert sister. I guess that’s why it is called The Shadow Sister. Unlike her other sisters, she’s very in her own bubble, not trying to make a scene and wisely be in her own ways. The side characters (Orlando and Mouse) were funny and witty.  The author really takes the time to fully develop her characters. When you finish the book, you feel a little sad for leaving them behind. My favourite part is reading how two women (Flora and Star) reaching out to each other even if there are decades between them. That’s how you know an author mastered her own story but also the writing that goes with it.

You can purchase your copy @Amazon Canada now!

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ! 

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. The Seven Sisters series sounds interesting. I’ll have to remember to read it sometime. Thanks for this review!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading my review :)! I’m glad I sparked an interest in you 😉

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  2. Wow this sounds like an amazing book Trang, I haven’t really read Jane Austen (not really a fan of the Classics genre if I’m being honest) but I love the settings you mentioned in your review that Star has to explore. I’ll definitely be checking this series out a little more, it sounds like something I’d really enjoy as well.
    Great review! 🙂

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    1. Hi Beth! 😀 It’s okay if you don’t like reading classics aha as long as you get the picture with the Jane Austen vibe :’) !! Thanks for passing by ❤

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  3. ravenblake99 says:

    I haven’t heard of this series but it definitely sounds interesting. Nice review! 🙂

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    1. Thank youu! 🙂 Yeah the series is quite popular but not as much shown in the media :O

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  4. Hmm. I hadn’t heard of this series either Trang, but your excellent review has me intrigued!

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    1. Glad to know my review sparked a lil interest ;)!

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  5. I’ve never heard of this series but it sounds so good! I love characters that are rather introverted so this is right up my ally plus the setting sounds incredible. Definitely on my TBR!

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    1. Hahha yeah! The main character was so adorable in this one 😀

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  6. Marie says:

    Ohh lovely review, Trang! I really love how you mention the settings of this book, like bookshops and countryside and everything, it makes me want to check it out 🙂

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    1. Such a lovely setting ! I wish I could go on vacation there ahha 🙂

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  7. Ooh I do love the settings in Jane Austen novels! And it’s so good that it can be read like a standalone- I really like series like that. Love the sound of this 🙂

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    1. I knoww! :O It’s so useful for the hrmm *lazy*bookworm like me LOL

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      1. hahaha I understand 😉

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  8. I really like the sound of this!! It sounds like you really enjoyed it. Do you plan on reading the previous two books though? 😉

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    1. HEYY but it’s my coblogger HAHA humm hmm 😀 How you doing Lashaan? 😀 😀

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      1. Non, mais… merde. Un peu de sérieux!? Hahahahahahah

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        1. Humm whyy :O ? C’est notre blog, ON S’AMUSE WOO

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          1. Hell yes! 😀 😀 😀

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  9. M. Miles says:

    Interesting that this book is both part of a series and a standalone novel! Do you think you will read the first two books?

    Anything with a resemblance to Jane Austen sounds good to me!

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    1. I’m still hesitating on reading the first two simply because I dont have much time LOL But when I do I would totally read them 😀

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      1. M. Miles says:

        I understand that! When I start a book, I can’t put it down (to the detriment of all my other hobbies/responsibilities)!

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  10. Zezee says:

    Sounds like a fun read. I’m tempted to give it a go so on my TBR it goes.

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    1. Thank you!! 🙂 I think we need an infinity TBR list

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  11. Worldpal says:

    I just finished the book and I loved it. To me, it is a true masterpiece. I adore how Riley describes the settings and characters so beautifully. I think, I might read another book of her series. I believe the fourth one came out this year. Have you read it yet?

    https://worldpalblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/book-review-the-shadow-sister/

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