By: Melanie Crowder
This is an interconnected story of two sets of sisters, told in alternating chapters. Luna and Willow are human sisters who live in a village that sits in a swamp. The swamp used to be a flowing river filled with sprites and fairies until a log jam created a dam. Now the swamp contains a sickness and anyone who drinks the water will sicken and die in exactly three weeks. When Willow accidentally swallows some of the swamp water, Luna is willing to do anything to save her sister. Luna breaks every one of her mother’s rules in her brave journey to save her beloved sister. Meanwhile, water sprite sisters, Perdita and Pelagia, are preparing to leave the world they live in on the night of the nearer moon. Perdita misses the window of time when the doors to the new world opened. Now she is stuck in the dam searching for a way to be reunited with her twin, Pelagia. The stories of both sets of sisters are closely intertwined. This fantasy story is told in beautiful, poetic language and is a pleasure to read.