The Salbine Sisters by Sarah Ettritch
Details: Paperback, 288 pages
Published: October 4th 2010 by Norn Publishing
Source: I got it for review.
My Rating: 5/5
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Summary: She gave up everything to become a Salbine Sister, member of a religious order of powerful female mages. But when Maddy nearly dies while trying to draw forth elemental fire, she learns that Salbine has withdrawn from her the gifts every sister works to master. Feeling trapped in an order to which she no longer has any right to belong and believing herself unworthy of the love of Lillian, one of the most powerful mages in the sisterhood, Maddy begs the abbess to let her travel to another monastery to research her condition.
On her journey, Maddy's faith in both herself and Salbine are tested to their limits. When she attempts to draw fire and fails horribly, frightened townsfolk throw Maddy into prison. Fearing that the abbess will never learn her fate and rescue her, Maddy resigns herself to a short and brutal life.
The only bright spot in Maddy's existence is Emmey, the pickpocket with whom she shares a cell. Through her and the steadfast love of Lillian, Maddy learns that Salbine's purpose is not always the same for everyone, and that love and compassion are more valuable than magic.
My Review: The Salbine Sisters is an incredible read. I honestly don't even know where to begin. This is one of the best book I've read so far this year. It is beautifully written, with amazing characters and a fantastic plot. I wish it never had to end. I just couldn't get enough and when I got to the last page I was so sad that there was no more.
I love this book so much and I recommend it to everyone. You have to pick this one up. Please get it. It is a must read. You will love it. I know I will be re-reading this one in the future. Probably more than once.