The Orchid Sister (KINDLE)


Act that only adds to the pile of already there offensive stereotypes cheating men temptress women magical old ladies and characters with Visions To The Past In to the past in the protagonists are being sacrificed to the gods Nothing I as a Latina woman appreciate I don t appreciate the main characters either They are meant to be women with careers smart and sharp yet they are so incredibly dumb it s mind blowing An example when Madison realizes Kat has gone missing and calls the police she lies to them about having talked with Kat s doctor When she finds evidence that her sister might be having drug problems she hides it and eeps it to herself She ditches Jack in Mexico to go look into the mysterious spa slash clinic that the cab driver is too scared to see and she goes without any way of communicating with the outside world And not just Maddie oh no Kat is just as bad Going back to get the treatment that s aging her instead of making her look younger blindly trusting the shady doctor with armed guards outside of his spa ruining her first chance at escape by swallowing the pill she could ve hidden in her mouth as she did later once the chance had been thrown away not telling absolutely anyone where she was going Do I need to go on Most of the problems these people have would ve been easily fixed if they had just talked to each other Frankly the best thing about this book is the bond between the sisters It was made believable they obviously loved each other and I really appreciate that I just wish the Mexico plot and characters had been better handled because that way this would have been a completely different story Thank you to the publisher for giving me a free ARC in exchange for a honest review All thoughts expressed here are my own Let me start by saying that overall I really enjoyed this book I enjoyed the characters and their POVs There were many uniue stories that all intertwine in the end This is a story that starts with the backstory of the sisters Maddie and Kat whose parents were illed in a plane crash Maddie was also involved in that crash but survives spending months in the burn unit going through difficult treatment and being left with scars that she must live with forever It is clear from the beginning that the two sisters are extremely close as a result of these events so that when Kat doesn t call or contact Maddie for several week it is #obvious to her that something is not right I thought the author did a thorough job of detailing how #to her that something is not right I thought the author did a thorough job of detailing how would go about hunting for her sister and what might clue her into there being a problemThe issues I had with the story were 1 some pacing issues seemed like a lot of detail in some areas and not enough in others 2 If someone is missing why would any solo female go off alone when she has a trusted male friend to help in a foreign country no less and 3 ending felt rushed compared to the build upI liked the book and I am glad that I read it but there were small issues for my taste TheOrchidSister NetGalley LakeUnionPublishing Series No Genre Mystery Cliffhanger No Content Warnings Plane crash Dealing with death Fire burns Abortion Read if you are a fan of mysteries with a hint of magicfolkloreThe Orchid Sister was one of the first books I was approved for on Netgalley Unfortunately it was buried under my TBR mountain and I was unable to come back to it until recentlyThis book gave me a touch of mystery family romance self love fantasy folklore trauma and courage Going in I Was Expecting Nothing was expecting nothing I was enraptured with this world and felt for the charactersFrom the first chapter alone this story has proved to be very intriguing I enjoyed the pacing and the different revelations you will find as you go I was fascinated by the overall plot points of this novel and I was not expecting that this was where I will be brought by this readOverall an absolutely amazing read THE CRITERIA Blurb Main Character Significant Other Support Characters Writing Style Character Development Thrill Factor Romance Pacing Ending Unputdownability Book Cover FINAL VERDICT 4415 Much thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this complimentary copy This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own Also all uotes are taken from the ARC and may be different in the final published copy Blog Bookstagram Facebook Twitter. To realize that Kat is missingBut Kat hasn’t vanished without a trace An investigative journalist she’s left behind a subtle trail of clues leading to the mysterious myth shrouded Yucatán coast of Mexico To follow it Maddie must confront her deepest fears of flying of intimacy and of loss She hopes that in doing so she will find her sister And if she’s lucky she may also find herself along the A heartbreaking and intriguing read This is my first opportunity to read Anne D LeClaire and I m super excited to continue I m only a few chapters in and I m already trying to sneak in reading time A big thank you to lakeunionauthors and publishing for sending it my way Follow us on Twitter Facebook Pinterest BookBabblers Instagram The bond between the two sisters Madison and Kat was a powerful one Since the death of their parents years before in a plane crash they were the only family that remained Given this attachment it made sense that Madison would become alarmed at her sister s extended absence Unfortunately there were other things about the book that just didn t make sense to me Also I felt like I was being told things throughout the book instead of seeing them happen or feeling them through the character s perspective Because of this I had a difficult time connecting with the characters I should point out that this is my personal opinion though and the things that bothered me may not bother someone else That said I stuck with the book because I did find the overall plot intriguing and wanted to see how things played out and were resolved I m glad I did as I was satisfied with the ending of the bookThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review The Orchid Sister was an alright book but one I now I ll essentially not remember reading in a year or two However I guess I can say it simply didn t uite speak to me but it might speak to you At first I wasn t too invested but after reading about a third I decided that I ll stick with it to the end because I just want to find out what Happens To The Characters You to the characters You say this is one of those steady books where everything is written uite simply and it progresses smoothly there are no slumps in the storytelling or anything like that But at the same time there are no real tense moments either For me it lacked a spark It s both a story of sisterly love as well as a story of moving on Perhaps it was just that there were too many things it was trying to talk about Anyway I find that I have nothing to say in the review and I guess that tells a story on its ownTriggers include PTSD missing persons plane crashes fire and severe burns family members dying in accidents these are not spoilers they re part of the setting One spoilery one view spoilerforced abortion hide spoiler Everyone has scars Maddie They just hide them in different ways Beautifully written and with a vague hint of lore and mystery The Orchid Sister was simply magical In the wake of a challenging upbringing two sisters prove that their bond is greater than the bad things that come their way This suspenseful women s fiction novel is a beautiful story and one with many layersAbout the BookThe girl with the scars The girl with many masks Maddie has many names and many ways she is described by others It is hard for people to see past the scars that Maddie wears marks from the plane crash that illed her parents Marks of a survivor though they don t always feel that way When Maddie plane crash that illed her parents Marks of a survivor though they don t always feel that way When Maddie Jack handsome and adventurous she fell for him uickly Jack was one of #the first men that didn t recoil from her scars He sees Maddie # first men that didn t recoil from her scars He sees Maddie the beautiful person she is inside and out Her scars are just on displayMaddie is fascinated with masks and she also creates her own masks Perhaps this is part of her healing a way to show that the outward appearance often hides who someone is But the masks also have so much meaning and Maddie is fascinated by the way different cultures create and use masks The symbolism and the work that goes into them lends to the magical and ethereal uality And of course the masks also have symbolism in this bookMaddie s sister Kat has disappeared and though the police initially doubt Maddie s insistence that something happened to her sister Maddie Spatial Microeconometrics knows it to be true It is theind of thing you can feel when you have a bond like Maddie and Kat But of course we The Internet Of Things And Machine To Machine Technology know where Kat is because half of the chapters are told from Kat s perspective And the we learn about where Kat is the sinister it becomesReflectionThere are eventually 5 narrators to this novel though Maddie and Kat narrate the most chapters Structurally the changes between the storylinesept it engaging I ended up listening to the audiobook for From the bestselling author of The Halo Effect comes a heart racing novel of love suspense and the unbreakable bond between sisters The people you love are taken from you That’s what Maddie DiMarco learned when she survived the plane crash that illed her parents Fifteen years later the scars remain And the ones no can see are hardest to heal Since the accident Maddie’s avoided the unpredictable an.

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His one and all of the voice actors were fantastic It made it so easy to follow whose chapter it was Each was very uniue as were THE STORIES THEY HAD TO TELLA stories they had to tellA portion of the book takes place in the Yucatan in Mexico and it really is the sort of book that transports you there I loved the local lore that surrounded Kat s disappearance and discovery There was a dark mystical uality to this mystery that leant to the atmospheric feel of the book WonderfulMany thanks to Lake Union publishing for my copy Opinions are my own The Orchid Sister is a poignant story of fear and love Maddie loses her parents in a plane crash She still has her sister Kat Imagine two against the world Such an unbreakable bond forms between the sisters Maddie wants nothing to do with any other relationships Years later Maddie opens her heart to a man Unfortunately tragedy for Maddie and her sister is missing Maddie must confront every fear now She must fly in a plane She must face the fact that her sister may be gone forever It s gut wrenching to even think about the choices Maddie makes The bond between sisters made her a strong woman who can face these challenges Will she find Kat This is a tragic yet lovely story The characters are loveable and engaging I recommend for anyone who enjoys a good read that you can t put down Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review I haven t picked up anything by this author Anne D LeClaire before I chose to read her latest novel THE ORCHID SISTER I selected this to read because I liked the interesting premise and I was attracted by the beautiful cover design I can t resist a novel which is about sisters although don t ask me whyAfter her parents were illed in a plane crash Maddie decided that she no longer wanted to be close to anyone again except her sister Kat Growing up the two girls had always been there for one another Now Maddie has decided to risk her heart by forming a relationship with Jack a pilot but another plane crash devastates her all over again She needs Kat but her sister a journalist followed a story to the Yucatan and is now missing Maddie must confront her greatest fear and board a plane perhaps to find that the one person she had left has gone forever The intriguing story line totally captured my attention from the start as I found myself transported to a different world planting me firmly into the life of Maddie With perfect pacing I was totally absorbed all the way through until the fulfilling conclusion The author s writing style was very appealing brilliantly encapsulating the core of the scenes that I was visualising whilst reading Anne D LeClaire s special way with the narrative made this complex and enthralling novel uite distinct Overall THE ORCHID SISTER is a very worthwhile read with loads of raw emotion and plenty of heartache and relationship SISTER is a very worthwhile read with loads of raw emotion and plenty of heartache and relationship to unearth If you re a fan of general or women s fiction you should really read this captivating and wonderful bookThanks to NetGalley Lake Union Publishing and the author Anne D LeClaire for my complimentary copy of The Orchid Sister My honest review is entirely voluntary Many thanks to Lake Union for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram TWITTER TUMBLR INSTAGRAM Warning the entirety of this review contains spoilers Writing a book about pregnant brown women pregnant brown teens being forced to abort their babies so the fetuses might be used to rejuvenate white women is never a good idea It s most certainly not a story a white woman should writeLet s go by parts The book is told from multiple perspectives with the main ones being Maddie s and Kat s The supporting cast consists of multiple Mexican characters and I swear I wanted to pull out my hair every time I started reading one of their chapters The Spanglish in which it s narrated was incredibly irritating and distracting it severely ruined the prose in my opinion because it was pointless and added nothing to the characters saying calle or saying street is the same saying padre and saying father is the same saying cerveza and saying beer is the same et cetera Adding the words doesn t make the characters any Latino than they already are and neither does their exotification and their obsession with mysticism As a matter of D uncaring outside world including any relationships except for the one with her devoted older sister Kat who has always been there for herWhen Maddie meets handsome pilot Jack Moroni she finally begins to let down her guard But just as uickly her hope and trust are once again shattered when a plane crash forces her to revisit her traumatic past Maddie turns to her sister for comfort and guidance only. ,
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