The Sisters Mederos (Untitled #1)

The Sisters Mederos (Untitled #1)

Two sisters fight with manners, magic, and mayhem to reclaim their family's name, in this captivating historical fantasy adventure. House Mederos was once the wealthiest merchant family in Port Saint Frey. Now the family is disgraced, impoverished, and humbled by the powerful Merchants Guild. Daughters Yvienne and Tesara Mederos are determined to uncover who was behind thei Two sisters fight with manners, magic, and mayhem to reclaim their family's name, in this captivating historical fant...

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Title:The Sisters Mederos (Untitled #1)
Author:Patrice Sarath
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0857667750
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Sisters Mederos (Untitled #1) Reviews

  • Mike
    Feb 18, 2018
    I went into this somewhat hesitantly; "wealthy merchant house has a great fall, daughters seek revenge" isn't, to me, the most instantly promising premise. In the event, I liked it. The daughters are skilled and determined; they take a lot of risks, but that's a thing that real you...
  • Nicki Markus
    Feb 24, 2018
    The Sisters Mederos has an interesting premise, which is what prompted me to request it on NetGalley. Overall, the idea does work. I liked the characters of Yvienne and Tesera, and the world building for the world of Port Saint Frey was good. However, there were a few things that let d...
  • Danya
    Mar 12, 2018
    The plot was a little half-baked, honestly, but I can forgive anything when the protagonists are as cool as Tesara and Yvienne! Full review to come. ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    May 01, 2018
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. While I enjoyed THE SISTERS MEDEROS, I feel the description might have oversold it a tiny bit - while there are definitely manners and some mayhem, there is way less magic than I would have hoped. The historical nature is in feel only, as...
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald
    Mar 25, 2018
    There are a lot of exciting elements in The Sisters Mederos: a game of cat-and-mouse with a shadowy enemy, wild parties, double lives and a good old-fashioned dose of revenge. Unfortunately, these elements don't manage to blend into a solid story. The story opens with the girls bein...
  • Shelley
    Apr 01, 2018
    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Fantasy / Historical *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Sisters Mederos, by new to me author Patrice Sarath, is a twisted tale of two sisters, Yvienne and Tesara Mederos, who try to bring their family back from the brink of destitution with cunning, daring, ...
  • Devann
    Mar 23, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss In hindsight, this does have quite a few overused tropes and maybe wrapped up a bit too quickly at the end, but I had a lot of fun reading it and I loved Tessa and Yvienne so I think that is what bumped it up from 3 to 4 stars for m...
  • Rike @ RikeRandom
    Feb 15, 2018
    "The Sisters Mederos" is a dashing cloak & dagger / fantasy of manners novel about the eponymous Mederos sisters who are seeking revenge after their family fell from grace. The story is told from the switching perspectives of the two sisters and there are some flashbacks - which...
  • Becca
    Apr 11, 2018
    There was a lot of potential here, but not much payoff. The idea of a wealthy family fallen from grace, with a daughter who's got some sort of magic latent ability, is interesting. But after the fall, the family is awful to each other and it gets so tiring to read that dynamic as it's ...
  • Lynn Williams
    May 01, 2018
    3.5 of 5 stars I have to say from the outset that I had good fun reading The Sisters Mederos. This is a fantasy of manners with two sisters, raised with privilege, whose family loses everything, and who, using their wits and determination seek to reinstate their family?s good name a...
  • Karina
    Apr 02, 2018
    If you liked Georgette Heyer's Regency books but thought they could have benefited from a touch of fantasy, you will enjoy this zestful romp. It has everything - a disgraced once-noble family; two secretly rebellious daughters bent on revenge; cross-dressing and gambling; secrets, lies...
  • Patrice
    May 11, 2018
    This book caught my eye at the library because the author and I share a relatively rare first name, so I checked it out on a whim. Oh, the serendipity! I was hooked from the first page and rushed to the bookstore to buy it. Other than some odd repetition of words which shook me out of ...
  • Sadie Forsythe
    Mar 18, 2018
    This started out well and had a fine ending (though the epilogue seemed unneeded), but it felt like the middle dragged quite a lot. I appreciated the two strong female leads, one of which was disfigured and one brainy, and the writing was perfectly functional. But I felt like things ca...
  • Anna
    Mar 25, 2018
    Patrice Sarath's tale of two sisters is exciting, fun, and intriguing with an interesting developing magic system and fun characters who are constantly up to mischief in order to restore their family name. This was a fun book. Yvienne and Tesara are wonderful characters with a lot o...
  • Marissa
    May 28, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. The Sisters Mederos is a young adult, historical fantasy that revolves around two sisters who are fighting to undo the wrongs brought upon their family in an imagined port city run by the rich Merchant Guild. There...
  • USOM
    Apr 07, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) We all know I came for the sister relationship. I am such a sucker for books that deal with sisterhood and the relationship between them. I was not at all disappoint...
  • Jeremy Brett
    Apr 16, 2018
    Patrice Sarath's new novel of intrigue and light fantasy is a wonderfully fun and lively reading experience. The book tells the intertwining stories of two sisters who are members of a once-great trading family that fell and fell HARD. The story is filled with action and is beautifully...
  • Gabrielle Mathieu
    Apr 19, 2018
    There is something almost sweetly Victorian about the new fantasy novel by Patrice Sarath, which concerns two young sisters enduring misfortune. The opening chapters reminded me of the childhood classic, The Little Princess, published in 1905. Yvienne and her magical sister, Tesera, da...
  • Maria Anneliese
    Mar 11, 2018
    2.5 stars. The setting and characters were so charming and fun that throughout reading I knew I was going to give it at least four stars. Trade wars, scheming nobility, domestic spies, murdered journalists, a Dickensian vibe, and good, confident writing made me sure it was all going to...
  • Lisa
    Feb 15, 2018
    I was immediately interested in this book because it?s a fantasy of manners which is one of my favorite sub-genres of fantasy. I enjoy stories about folks navigating society, especially if they also point out that society?s constraints and issues there may be within it. I was not d...
  • Meghan
    Mar 26, 2018
    I received this book also as an advanced reader's copy and from beginning to end, this was an adventure that was worth not putting down. The relationship between Yvienne and Tesara was intriguing to follow and the whole story of the Mederos family was one to remember. I picture it as A...
  • Lydia
    May 26, 2018
    Engaging enough middle grade fantasy-ish about two sisters who have to restore their once-wealthy merchant-prince family?s wrongfully-defrauded and disgraced fortunes in a sort of Georgian England Crossed with Venice setting. Pretty facile, and a lot of the secondary characters weren...
  • Nadine
    Apr 01, 2018
    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog This story ist mostly set in a harbour city called Port Saint Frey and there is little to no explanation about its exact location or the world surrounding it. While this irks me a lot in other fantasy novels because I'm a huge fan of intricate...
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    Feb 28, 2018
    *I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* Cool, so this was a disappointment. For about the first 15% of the book I had trouble with the writing. Something about the formal style made me keep having to reread sentences. And I would say that...
  • Ria Potter
    Mar 20, 2018
    This book was loads of fun! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It reminded me of Downton Abbey, if there was magic and spies involved with the series, then this would be a perfect match for that. I loved the sisters, and their drive for bringing back their house to full society's stand...
  • K.J. Harrowick
    Mar 28, 2018
    Why I picked up this book: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When I first read the description, it sounded like a fun adventure book. Couple that with Angry Robot as a publisher, I was certain it would have some fantastic adult themes. At least, t...
  • Leah
    Apr 04, 2018
    Much to my dismay, DNF 33%. I gave this one hell of an effort, but it was such a struggle to read. The premise sounded fantastic, but I'm over a quarter of the way in and nothing is happening, nor is anything that IS happening making sense. I felt so confused, because it was one of ...
  • Shlomi Harif
    May 21, 2018
    Patrice has written a sweet, exciting, and gradually more thrilling story of the riches-to-rags-to-riches variety. She teases magic throughout, and it appears as but a fillip to an otherwise "mundane" book with a surprising amount of action. The sisters are well-formed and independent ...
  • Katherine Shepherd
    Apr 20, 2018
    This book was good and I would give a 3.5 star to be finite. There's a lot of good about this book, I loved the descriptions of fashion, cooking and house keeping. When it comes to action though the book is lacking. whenever something like the triggering of a magic powers the descripti...
  • Crazy4Books
    Jan 30, 2018
    This is a historical fantasy about two sisters from one of the most prestigious houses in Port Saint Frey who decided to fight back and reclaim their family name after the Merchant Guild took everything from them. One turns to thievery and the other to gambling while they look for info...