Sisters of the Sword (Sisters of the Sword #1)
Kimi dreams of being a great samurai warrior, but she and her sister, Hana, are young ladies of ancient Japan, daughters of the Jito of the province. Her future seems clear: Girls do not become samurai.
Then, a murderous betrayal shatters the sisters' world. Suddenly ...more
Dapat kehormatan mengintip kerjaan kembaranku, dan sukaa
sudah lama ga baca buku yang bau-bau jepang juga
ini cerita dua saudara Hana dan Kimi, putri bangsawan yang biasa hidup enak
nyaman, harus tercerabut dari rumahnya, setelah ayahnya dibunuh
mereka harus kabur karena dikejar oleh orang yang membunuh ayahnya - pamannya
dan harus menyamar jadi anak laki-laki saat masuk ke sebuah perguruan (aduh lupa
istilahnya haha) tempat belajar anak-anak bangsawan yang ingin jadi samurai (ada
sih y ...more
Kimi and her sister, Hana, live a life of luxury as daughters of the Jito, a samurai lord and leader of a strong province in 13th-Century Japan. They do not lead idle lives, however; their father understands the importance of a broad education, and in addition to learning the womanly arts of embroidery and tea-pouring, they are trained in the ways of combat, leading Kimi, the narrator, to wish fervently that she could one day be a samurai, like her ...more
It did feel a little stiff at times. I wish there had been a little nuance between the sisters. The combat sequences were good and it moved along quickly. There wasn't the emotional punch of the best YA, but f ...more
When Kimi and Hana's uncle murdered their father because of his greed of power, Kimi and Hana flees their home and shelters in the nearby dojo. Driven with rage and fury, they plan on learning the Samurai swordskill for future vengeance for their father and their older brothers.
This books can improve by changing the way it ends. Like most books, this book ends with compet ...more
I love Asian-themed heroic fantasy, especially historic and definitely with kick-ass heroines who don't allow the hawt-boy-du-jour to lure them away from their destiny. Don't get it twisted, I have nothing against romance. It just seems to me that YA has a sexist slant that insists any book geared towards girls must have a romance, whether it's necessary to the story or no. And not only must there be a romance, but a wretched "luv triangle" as well. No matter how fierce a fighter the he ...more
The story is well-written and very descriptive. I enjoyed re ...more
Sisters of the Sword was an incredibly fast read, full of action and, while somewhat predictable, still quite satisfying. The thing I loved most about this book was that it had two girls (sisters) in disguise together. They loved each other and when one was down, the other was there for her. I also lik ...more
The author wastes little time with introductions, and lets ...more
What a great start to a new series! Sisters Kimi and Hana want nothing more to become Samurai warriors...something quite impossible in 1216 in feudal Japan. Lucky for them, their father, the Jito, or ruler of the province, teaches them basic fighting techniques, believing that women should be able to defend themselves in case of an attack. However, their training is brief, for girls (especially daughters of the Jitoare meant to practice tea ceremonies and calligraphy, not fighting with swords an...more
By Maya Snow
Fictional/ Historical Fiction
The protagonist is an aristocrat girl by the name of Kimi who always wanted to be a samurai like her father and like her brothers would be. But soon Kimi and her little sister Hana have to go into hiding disguised as samurai to train and get revenge on their uncle. The setting is ancient Japan in a dojo. The conflict presented to Kimi and Hana is their uncle killed their father, brothers and servants. The girls had to escape leavi ...more
Kimi and Hana's father and two (of three) brothers were killed by her father's brother. I knew that vengeance was a huge theme in the book, but even I was surprised that a brother would kill a brother and demand his whole family slaughtered.
Anyway, the girls run and hide in a Samurai school and have a lot of interesting encounters there. I ...more
I really loved the antagonist, Kimi and Hana's uncle. Or rather, I was enthralled with his evilness, if that's even a word. When you start reading the book, he sounds like the perfect relative; the one that you always knew would get the best Christmas presents, who you could always confide in. But, as the summary states, he ends up betraying his bro ...more
It is about a the young daughter of the Jito (noble appointed by the Shogun) Kimi, and her sister, Hana. They dream of being great samurai warriors, and train in all their free time, but suddenly their father is murdered and they are forced to go into hiding in the village, dressed as peasant-boys, after killing a samurai, and they stumble across Master Goku's dojo, where their father, uncle, and brothers trained. They manage ...more
What I thought: As I ...more
Kimi and Hana are devasted when their treacherous power-hungry uncle murders their father and older brothers. They, their younger brother and their mother all escape but are separated. With samurai's hunting them down Hana and Kimi do the only thing they can: Disguise themselves as boys and seek out t ...more
I really liked the Japanese setting and traditions, which lent depth to the story. Kimi is a great heroine - I found myself rooting for her throughout - and I loved her relationship with her sister, Hana, as well.
Niggles I had: I hate foreshadowing, and this book does it in spad ...more