Chole and her sisters are The Sisters of Darkness, the three Fates, the hands that choose, spin, measure and slice the thread of human life. But when a mortal girl with a dark destiny shows up on their doorstep, what will they do? How can they protect her and also keep spinning life? And if the sisters of Fate come to love her, it could cause the end of the world.
I give this book 5 stars (out of five). I really enjoyed reading this book and I think it was beautifully written and really interesting. Even though you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover ‘The Shadow behind the Stars’ has a beautiful cover and title, which are both reasons I ever read it (aside from me already knowing the author). I remember when I first started reading this book, I was in school waiting for class to start and I read the first page and immediately called over all my friends and read it to them because I found it so amazingly well written and interesting.
In summary, this book is about The Sisters of Darkness and how they fall in love with a girl who makes the world end. The use of adjectives and words to describe the Darkness and everything was so good! I love how the book is from Chloe’s perspective because it makes the story a lot more interesting then it would be if it was from Aglaia’s perspective.
However the only bad thing I have to say about this book is that (even though it’s still great and one of my favourite books) while reading it I found myself questioning my existence. Because the characters and story talk about how we have no control over our lives and it doesn’t matter what choices we make because once we die the world won’t end and everyone will forget about us. I will say that it might give you a small existential crisis, but I personally think those topics really add to the story because it can also make the reader question things and think more.
Besides that the book is also very short, it’s only around 240 pages and if you’re a fast reader you can probably read it in a day but the story is still perfect and this book has the perfect ending. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mysterious stories with strong female characters. You can also check out Rebecca Hahn’s other book ‘A Creature of Moonlight’ because it’s just as good if not better than this one.