Hello Gemmies! I have a fantastic new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
The Goddess Twins by Yodassa Williams is an original inventive story about twin sisters Arden and Aurora who suddenly develop supernatural powers before their 18th birthday. The sisters not only have to navigate teenage drama and family issues, but now they must learn the secrets of their family history while trying to harness their powers in order to save their mother from impending doom.
At its heart, The Goddess Twins is a coming of age story. We follow not only Aurora and Arden but a diverse group of female characters on their journey to uncover their history and heal their family bonds. I really enjoyed Arden's character, but I never warmed up to Aurora. Her lashing out antics were just too much for me to look past to get to like her. I've had sibling fights, but never have I ever had one spit on me. A lot of the events in the book happen super fast and seem to come out of nowhere. Although, I wish there was more fleshed out transitions to introduce characters or new scenarios, its not enough to take away from the overall story and action.
Yodassa Williams has created a unique and creative Goddess power structure that makes me want to learn more about this world. If you are a fan of fast moving YA fantasy, then this book is for you! Published by Spark Press, this gem set to release on May 19th, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give The Goddess Twins 3 out of 5 gems. Happy Reading!