A review by ehmannky
Black Water Sister, by Zen Cho

challenging dark reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is a bit different from other Zen Cho books I've read, but still a wonderful delight to read. I loved the way that the paranormal and the threats therein were so wonderfully integrated into Jess's life, all while keeping the more mundane stressers of coming out, job hunting, and identity so centralized. It's just a great novel overall, and just cementing my belief that Cho could write a phone book and I'd be enthralled. 

I was a little taken aback by a scene of attempted rape at the end, but it wasn't graphic or gratuitously thrown in there,  so it didn't take me out of the story. 

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