Book Review: The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond


Edie and Violet Bond know the truth about death and the beyond. The seventeen-year-old twins are mediums, spending their time traveling and crossing into death-- just like their mother. While Violet can open the veil between life and death, Edie can cross into the mist of the spirit world. But when it mattered their abilities couldn't help them when their mother died and their father wanted to have them committed to the state-run insane asylum.

Now on the run, Edie and Violet are a part of an act of traveling spiritualists show, of women that although has to demonstrate real abilities hide under the guise of communing with spirits. But when Violet's act goes wrong, on a night they need everything to go perfectly, Edie learns that the dark spirit responsible for the death of their mother is now taking other mediums. As they investigate the true identity of their mother's final client, they realize they've been set up, and they are next. 

My Thoughts on The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond

This story was so enthralling. As with most books, the synopsis sounded so good, I decided to pick it up. It was easy to follow and had me hooked from the first chapter. This paranormal fantasy was very original taking inspiration from the author's great-grandmother and her twin sister. I loved seeing Edie and Violet grow as they struggle through a society that was made to condemn, touching on things in current times like women's rights that of course were a struggle during the times.  You watch them be independent but still support each other, keeping the bond that they have tight despite the fact that they each have their own desires, and never truly want to be apart.  

This novel is definitely one you can sit and binge-read for hours without stopping. And I definitely did NOT expect that ending. The more I read the more nervous I got because I really wasn't sure what was going to happen. There were so many ways that it could have gone. I definitely was giving this a reread.

The book, The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond will be released on October 4th, 2022.