Review: Brother/Sister

Jun •  3 •  2011

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Library Thing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Brother/SisterBrother/Sister by Sean Olin
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Razorbill on June 9th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Library Thing

"Will and Asheley have a troubled past. Their father left them when they were little, and their mother has just been carted off to an alcohol treatment center. Now, they have the house to themselves, and an endless California summer stretching out before them. Through alternating perspectives, they tell the story of how and why their lives spun violently out of control - right up to the impossibly shocking conclusion you'll have to read for yourself to believe."?

*Spoiler Alert*

Alright, after giving this book a chance it was nothing like I expected. This was a brother/sister team gone wrong.

First off, there was no incest. Let me clarify a bit. Will did make advances toward his sister, but she knew it was wrong. She ran away as soon as she can get away from him. Will was in love with Asheley. He went off the charts crazy. He relied on her because he had no one else. Asheley has no idea what Will was feeling. Poor Asheley didn’t even realize what was going on until it was too late. Will’s feelings went haywire for her. Basically he was psycho.

Now the way the book was written is great. The reader gets to see Will’s downfall and gets to see his feelings for Asheley as they progressed. You felt his helplessness as Asheley tries to veer away from him. At a point I can understand the need for someone there but he took everything in the wrong way. Asheley knew something was not right but did not want to think badly of her brother. She loved him and wanted to be there for him. But not in the way he was thinking.

In the end, Asheley loved her brother and did what is right for him. She knew something went wrong and did her best to help him out. Even when it hurt her, she had to turn him in for the crimes he committed.

It’s a great book. There was cursing, drinking, but no sexually incest. Just a love gone wrong.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds like an intense and thought provoking read. Great review Savy 🙂

  2. Savannah
    Jun 3, 2011

    @Nic, it was very intense. But very good!

  3. Jenny
    Jun 3, 2011

    Savy you read more books than anyone I know! You have a review pretty much every day, I have no idea how you do it, but I always find an interesting new book on your site:) This one does sound really intense and makes me curious as to just what tips him over the edge.

  4. Savannah
    Jun 3, 2011

    @Jenny, I scare myself sometimes with how much I read! But yes, I do read alot, but mostly I read fast. It’s my superpower!

  5. veeeery interesting!! have a great weekend savy!

  6. Lol! You are a speed reader, Savy!

    This one sounds like a powerful read. I hadn’t heard much about it before your review. I’ll add it to my list!

  7. Oh this one could squick me out, but yet you make it sound interesting. How did you do that? You must have a second superpower!

  8. Savannah
    Jun 4, 2011

    @Leanna, yup speed reader! LOL

    @Melissa, thats why I couldn’t read it at first. I really didn’t want to read incest scences, but after reading it, it just shocked how it all turned out!