Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

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Adeeba Jafri

Adeeba is the author of several books including The Baby Garden, A Zoom with a View and Show Yourself.

Shiori is the youngest sister of six brothers, the only princess of Kiata, and has forbidden magic running through her veins. One day she accidentally loses control of her magic and her stepmother, who harbors a dark magic of her own, curses and banishes her and her brothers. With a curse that prevents her from speaking, she must try to save her brothers and her kingdom from her stepmother.

This was my first time reading a book by Elizabeth Lim and I love her writing. The story was well-paced and moved along magically. It was such a fun read!

I also really loved the focus on family in this book. It was really sweet the bond that Shiori and her brothers had. Despite any problems or sibling rivalries they may have had in the past, they adore each other and do whatever they can to protect each other. They trust each other, even when they are apart. 

I also really loved the relationship between Shiori and Kiki, her magical paper crane companion. She is her number one confidant and best friend. I’m wishing I had a companion like Kiki!