I’m a voracious reader. Since I read across all genres and demographics, it isn’t surprising for me to have 2-3 books going at a time. (Don’t judge me. I switch between them depending on my mood.) That being said, there were a lot of wonderful books in front of my eyes this year, but one stood out above the rest.
The Savior’s Sister is the companion novel to the first book in the Savior Series, The Savior’s Champion. Leila is the One True Savior and rightful ruler of Thessen, but her reign is in peril. A tournament designed to select her future husband is transformed into a way to bring assassins into her palace. Her father, Brontes, is determined to seize her throne for himself. Now Leila is in a race against the clock to discover her father’s secrets in order to save not only her life, but the life of a certain competitor that has absconded with her heart.
While this is a companion novel, this dystopian romance works wonderfully as a standalone. This book checks every box for me. Romance. Suspense. Action. Colorful characters. Immersive world-building. It is the total package.
I thought I knew want to expect going into this. I devoured the first novel in the series. I knew the story, but not all of it. Holy cow! It’s as if it has opened my eyes. There was so much going on behind the scenes of the first novel. Seeing what was happening in the palace while the competitors duke it out in the Labyrinth in some ways was even more satisfying than the original.
One of the most enjoyable parts of this novel is the strong female characters at its center. A lot of novels I read turn a strong female figure into a Mary Sue. This book does not do that. Leila is a kick-ass woman willing to take on anyone, but she is far from perfect. She makes mistakes. She shows vulnerabilities. She has to have help. The whole thing is refreshing.
There isn’t much more I can say about the novel without giving away its surprises, but I will say that this is a fantastic read. There is graphic violence and adult content, so steer clear if either of those is an issue for you.
You can get your own copy of The Savior’s Sister in ebook, hardback, and paperback at the link below. Give it a read. You will not be disappointed.