Holy Moly- Red Sister was Divine!

*I received this on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

red sisterEvery so often a book comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with your favourite genre. This was one of those books for me. If you are in any way a fantasy lover, then this book will be right up your street!

Utterly absorbing and wonderfully crafted, the world building in this was outstanding. I really admired the dystopic, end of the world feel, combined with high fantasy elements. It was both unique and reminiscent of the best of the genre.

I also loved the writing style. The sumptuous storytelling was nothing short of gorgeous- the kind that is like warm, thick blankets you can wrap around yourself and get totally lost in. Tucked up with such a story, there’s no doubt I felt like I had come home.

And you have to love the characters!! True to form with what I’ve experienced so far of Mark Lawrence’s characters, the whole cast is richly drawn and intriguingly complex. I mean they’re killer nuns for goodness sakes- need I say more? Most importantly of all though, the protagonist, Nona Grey is as sharp as a knife’s edge and one serious badass!

Now while the pacing does change tempo in a lot in places, the ending is so exhilarating that all you are left with is a feeling of “I want more!!”

Rating: 4½/5 bananas


This is out in two weeks on 4th April- so be sure to snag a copy!!

Will you be reading this? What book reaffirmed your love of your favourite genre? Let me know in the comments!


49 thoughts on “Holy Moly- Red Sister was Divine!

  1. Ooooh this looks good!!! I will definitely be getting this one down the track (just not now because I bought 6 new books on the weekend). Awesome review 🙂

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  2. I had to read “killer nuns” four times to make sure xD Wow brilliant review! To the point, very intriguing and perfect to entice people like me to another book to the endless pit that is their wish list hahaha

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  3. I am currently reading this!!! I’m maybe a third into the book and…WOW! The world-building is mind-blowing. You couldn’t have said it better. This book reminds you why fantasy books are so darn amazing. I loved the part about the story-telling being so good it feels like a blanket you’d wrap yourself around. That is exactly how it feels every time I crack open this book!!! Great review, can’t wait to see how this one ends. 😀

    – Lashaan

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