Book Review: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

 My review on The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley.

Title: Storm Sister

By: Lucinda Riley

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 720

Release Date: October 20th, 2015

Publisher: Pan

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Following the bestselling The Seven Sisters , The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series based loosely on the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation. Ally D'Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father – an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt – has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage. Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . . There, Ally begins to discover her roots – and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over a hundred years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. And why is the seventh sister missing?


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There is so much I have to unpack with this book.

I picked up this book after I saw Pink reading it on her Instagram. Yes, I'm that kind of girl. If its good enough for Pink, its good enough for me. No one told me there would be 3 books all wrapped up under one cover.

The story starts off with the death of the beloved father who leaves his 6 daughters clues to who they really are. I was thinking this was going to be a really cool mystery story with lots of twists and turns, but that's not what I found.

Ally goes through more tragedy with the loss of her fiancé, and during that time, she realizes the only thing she has left is the search for her birth parents. During her search she comes across an old book telling the story of a farm girl with a beautiful voice that has the amazing opportunity to sing in the big city. Here is where I have the issue.

This story of the poor farm girl comes in the form of another book inside the book I was already reading. After reorienting myself to this historical fiction I was now reading, the book cuts off toward the end when the story climaxes just because the main character from the first book, Ally decided to skim over the rest of it... I was sooo invested in this new story, I wanted closure. Didn't get it. Just a vague explanation of what might have happened.

As the first story picks up, Ally finds out more info about her family and is given a second story, more recent, but still historical and she begins to read it throwing me into another book that I didn't agree to read, but have to. Does the author finish this story? Hell no! She leaves me hanging again.

Although the main story wraps up nicely with the promise of another book around the corner and another sisters story, I still don't have the answers I absolutely need to complete this trilogy.

I only gave this book 4 stars since I was invested from the very beginning, but I really wanted to give it 2 stars for pissing me off and leavening me hanging. I'd love to hear what Pink thought of the book.

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