I’ve finally read the second book of The Seven Sisters series, The Storm Sister. The Storm Sister tells the story of Ally. The story started very well in the beautiful and sunny Greek Islands, exactly as I like it. But it took a turn and changed entirely after a while.
When Ally finally decided to find her family, I was already bored a little. But the very dull chapters were just ahead of me. Ally follows the clues and finds in which country to look for her family. While learning about her family, Ally also discovers the lives the war that the Nazis had changed. Oh, and she finds living relatives, very close ones!
I’ve decided to read a book a month from this series. This book didn’t make me happy as the first one, and now I’m afraid to read the third one. I wasn’t pleased with this cause some chapters were unnecessarily and boringly long. If it were two hundred pages short, it would have been great.
However, I can still say that I have learned about Grieg and Ibsen. I hope the next book is tidier than this one. Otherwise, I plan to skim most of the pages. But I will read it no matter what because I am wondering how the author will finally connect the subject to mythology. I’m very much curious about that!
Other books in the series
The Storm Sister
Following the bestselling The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley’s spellbinding series based loosely on the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation.
Ally D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most perilous yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father’s sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father – an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt – has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage.
Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . .
There, Ally begins to discover her roots – and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over a hundred years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg’s iconic music set to Ibsen’s play ‘Peer Gynt’. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. And why is the seventh sister missing?
Lucinda Riley is an Irish author of popular historical fiction and a former actress. She spent the first few years of her life in the village of Drumbeg near Belfast before moving to England. At age 14 she moved to London to a specialist drama and ballet school.
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