Sisters of Misery

Author: Megan Kelley Hall
Publisher: Kensington
Genre: Young Adult
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2679-2
Pages: 308
Price: $9.95

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Maddie Crane doesn’t always feel like she fits in with the wealthy girls she hangs out with, but they’ve always been her best friends. And until her cousin Cordelia shows up in town, she doesn’t give it much thought. Cordelia is different – magical, ethereal and unimpressed with the other girls – and she creates instant enemies. But Maddie is drawn to her, and starts to wonder what she sees in her supposed friends.

The Sisters of Misery, as they call themselves, won’t put up with Cordelia’s attitude, and they decide to teach her a lesson on Halloween. When their plans go awry, Maddie is determined to find out what really happened on that fateful evening.

As she digs deeper into the mystery of Cordelia’s fate, she’s drawn into the web of small-town deceptions. But the biggest shock comes when she finds out even her own family is living a lie.

Spell-binding, suspenseful, and shocking, Sisters of Misery will hook you right from the opening scene, and pull you into the drama as Maddie tries to find the answers to her burning questions. And when it seems that Maddie has found out all she needs to know, the last answer will chill you to the bone. Now, finally free of Cordelia and her home-town, Maddie learns that Cordelia isn’t through with her, leaving a whole new set of questions that must be answered in the sequel.

Though at times I found it disturbing in its sheer brutality, Sisters of Misery is an enjoyable and gripping read that will keep you glued to the page. I highly recommend it.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

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