The Savior’s Sister has the same setting as the first book in the series, The Savior’s Champion. The characters are also the same, but some background characters from the first book are brought to light for us, and for good reason. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, you shouldn’t be reading this review. Back away slowly.
After reading the first book, readers are aware that Leila is the Savior, and Her secret is out. But there are so many unanswered questions. Who the hell was hired to kill the Savior? Who can She trust? Why does Her father want Her dead? All of these questions are answered in The Savior’s Sister, and there are new discoveries to unearth. Plus, we get Leila’s point of view and find out what She’s been doing while Tobias has been enduring the hellish tournament.
You may think that since the second book is from Leila’s perspective during the same timeframe as the first book, there are repeated scenes that lag and bore the reader. Nope. Not even close. Jenna Moreci may take us through some familiar scenes with Leila and Tobias, but she does so from a different viewpoint, and she keeps the scenes brief enough to hold our attention. That takes talent! Since we’re now walking in Leila’s shoes, you may also think the violence has been toned down. Think again. Leila’s perspective is paramount to understanding the entire story, and there is bloodshed and carnage.
We get a better grasp of Leila’s powers as the Savior and why She is crucial to the survival of the realm. Her personality is fleshed out, too, and it’s done subtly, thanks to the author of this dark fantasy sequel. Through Leila’s eyes, we have a better understanding of Her relationship with Her father, Brontes, and Her sisters, Delphi, Cosima, and Pippa, and we learn just enough about each character to either love them or hate them.
Like the first book, this one was hard to put down, but since I’m a busy lady, I had to, unfortunately. Make time to read The Savior’s Sister without interruption; you won’t want to miss a beat.