Book: The Kaleidoscope Sisters (provided by the author)
Author: Ronnie K. Stephens
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction
Publication: August 21st, 2018
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Kaleidoscope Sisters is the first novel in a young adult series hinging on the indomitable spirit of young women. It centers on fifteen-year-old Quinn and her younger sister, Riley, who is dying from a degenerative heart defect. As the novel opens, Riley is weeks away from her seventh birthday, and her decline is obvious. Years in and out of hospitals have left the family with no support system, but Quinn is determined to save her younger sister. In her quest, Quinn discovers a portal to another realm peppered with characters based in history, all of whom disappeared mysteriously. Aiding Quinn throughout her journey in the Other Realm is Meelie. Quinn learns that a new heart for Riley can be harvested in the Other Realm, but not without sacrifice. While Meelie helps Quinn come to terms with an impossible decision, Quinn uncovers the truth about Meelie’s disappearance and why she never returned home. The book chronicles Quinn’s journey, focusing on the inevitability of loss and the realization that no matter what Quinn decides, her mother must lose one of her daughters.
So today I am back with another review after a long time.
Reading The Kaleidoscope Sisters has been a beautiful experience. Not only it’s a great book with an amazing backround but also it gave me so many feelings (and you know how much I love books that create emotions whilst reading them).
It definitely is a book worth reading. It contains so much thought into it and I just wish I had read it sooner.
It reminded me a lot of The Nutcracker and Alice In Wonderland since Quinn
The part that attached to the most was the love and care between two sisters. How the one does everything in order to literally save the other. Since I have a younger sisters as well I was so touched by this aspect of the story.
“That’s what people do when no one’s looking. They wonder..”
“Fantasy. Maagic. The stuff of children’s books.”
“Two minutes without oxygen before her head began to swim.”