Review: Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #2)


Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross // VBC ReviewSisters of Salt and Iron (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #2)
Kady Cross
Published: Mar. 29, 2016 (Harlequin Teen)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Margaret

Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars

Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Sisters of Blood and Spirit.

 Lark Noble and her friends defeated the Big Bad Ghost at the abandoned asylum and now she’s finally settling in to a normal high school life. But her ghostly sister Wren feels left out since, even though the group accepts her, they can’t actually see her. So when she meets a charming ghost-boy, she’s quickly swept off her feet. The fact that Lark doesn’t trust him drives a wedge between the two sisters and hampers their efforts to stop a new ghostly threat.

It’s almost Halloween, the time when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest and ghosts are at the peak of their powers. A band is planning a Halloween concert on the grounds of that same ghost-filled asylum. Lark and her friends know that’s a bad idea even before they find out that the band also plans to summon the spirit of a local rock icon. All that energy could be just what a determined enemy needs to wreak havoc on all those humans gathered for the show.

One of the things I enjoyed about the first book in the series was the Scooby Gang vibe I got from Lark and her friends. The friends are all still there, and they’re involved in the story—I loved their Halloween costume shopping—but Lark and Wren fight the ghosts alone. I suppose that’s appropriate since the evil plot is so personal but I missed that team element, especially in the first half.

However, one of the things I really wanted to know more about was what the twins are and what gives them their powers. Cross provides an interesting explanation rooted in mythology for their origin. I liked learning more about the mechanics of ghosts, their powers, and the different realms. I especially loved the Shadowlands library! It was also fun to see the ghostly version of the usual awkward first relationship struggles.

I think that Sisters of Salt and Iron is the last book in the series. All the plot threads seem to be wrapped up at the end. I’ve really enjoyed the series, though I liked the first book a little more than the second. Fans of shows like Buffy and Teen Wolf should definitely check out Lark and Wren.

Sexual content: These ghosts are a bunch of triggering perverts. There’s a rape-y one, a molest-y one, and an incest-y one.

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