Greetings and salutations! Today I bring you another tour, and another book to add to your roster! I am so thrilled to be on the JeanBookNerd tour for The Sisters of Reckoning, released August 10th from TorTeen. This book is the follow up to 2019’s The Good Luck Girls, a book set in an alternate version of the Old West featuring a cast of runaway girls. I would highly recommend that you read Girls before you read this one as Sisters is the sequel to that book.
The Sisters of Reckoning is the blockbuster sequel to Charlotte Nicole Davis’s alternate Old West-set fantasy adventure.
The Good Luck Girls are free. Aster’s sister and friends have new lives across the border in Ferron, while Aster remains in Arketta, helping more girls escape. But news of a new welcome house opening fills Aster with a need to do more than just help individual girls. And an unexpected reunion gives her an idea of how to do it. From there, grows a wildly ambitious plan to free all dustbloods, who live as prisoners to Arketta’s landmasters and debt slavery.
When Clementine and the others return from Ferron, they become the heart of a vibrant group of fearless fighters, working to unite the various underclasses and convince them to join in the fight. Along the way, friendships will be forged, lives will be lost, and love will take root even in the harshest of circumstances, between the most unexpected of lovers.
But will Arketta’s dustbloods finally come into power and freedom, or will the resistance just open them up to a new sort of danger?Synopsis from bookshop.org
Sisters picks up about a year after the close of Girls. Aster (also known as her given name Dawn) lives with the Lady Ghosts, a band of women across the border who smuggle girls from welcome houses across Arketta to safety.
One a trip to town for information collection, Aster hears that the McClennon family is up to no good: they’re planning to build a new welcome house, and lower the age for a girl’s first Lucky Night from 16 to 13. Outraged, Aster knows she has to do something…she has to topple the system, and she’ll need help to do it.
We do get a wonderful reunion scene and some old time harebrained plan hatching from all the Green Creek girls, Zee, and a few new allies too.
Kids. I had nothing but high hopes for this sequel. I was absolutely sucked in to the land of Arketta with their social castes of Dust- and Fairbloods, and Aster quest for herself and her freinds for freedom….but the sequel didn’t hold up. It took me quite a while just to get in to the book and it felt a bit like a chore moreso than a fun reprieve from the trash fire that is 2021. I personally think the book felt flat to me just because there was so much time between the two books (nearly 2 years).
Nonetheless, I am quite thankful to have received a free copy of this book from TorTeen in exchange for my participation on this promotional tour. To enter to receive your own copy, click here to visit the Rafflecopter link! Must be 13+ to enter with parental permission. Giveaway ends on August 30, 2021 and is open internationally!
Charlotte Nicole Davis is the author of The Good Luck Girls, available via Bookshop or any other retailer, a young adult fantasy novel released in 2019 by TorTeen. A graduate of The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Charlotte loves comic books, movies, and books with maps in the front. She currently lives in Brooklyn with a cat with a crooked tail. You can keep up with Charlotte and what they are up to by checking out their website http://www.charlottenicoledavis.com, or checking their Instagram.
The Sisters of Reckoning is Charlotte’s sophomore release from TorTeen and can be purchased using my Bookshop link, or by checking any of your favorite booksellers.