Black Water Sister

Black Water Sister Review

A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.

Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there's only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. In life Ah Ma was a spirit medium, the avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a gang boss who has offended the god--and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny. If she fails, the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

Title:Black Water Sister
Edition Language:English

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  • chai ?

    "A stressed lesbian medium fights gods, ghosts, gangsters, and grandmas in 21st century Penang" The alliteration alone successfully sold me on this book lol...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    “A stressed zillennial lesbian fights gods, ghosts, gangsters & grandmas in 21st century Penang.”-via the author’s twitter ok so that’s just... everything I’ve ever wanted then...

  • Lex Kent

    I enjoyed this one. I have not been having the best reading lucky lately so it was really nice to read a solid, good story. Cho is completely new to me, but I have wanted to read her for a while. I fo...

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-stars rounded up**After graduating from Harvard, Jessamyn Teoh, nevertheless finds herself broke, unemployed and still unable to come out to her parents.After her father's health starts to deter...

  • may ?

    this really gave me the repressed queer Asian representation I needed3.5, rtc...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    What a delicious, intriguing combination tempts the quirky mind of mine : zillennial queer heroine discovers her powers to connect with spirits and she also realizes the ties that bind can unleash the...

  • skye

    this review is just going to keep getting updated from time to time because i don't know how to articulate just how much this book means to me in one single session, so i'm spreading it out as i retur...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    OK so this is giving me Ghost Bride vibes and I NEED IT...

  • Luce

    / / / Read more reviews on my blog / / /small side note: I wrote a review for this book and ended up deleting it by mistake 🙃 so this 'new' review will be more concise. Having loved Cho's Sorcerer...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    I'm not sure what exactly it was about this novel, but I loved it so so much. I very nearly rounded up to 5 stars. Maybe it was the way Cho masterfully evoked Malaysia, from the soup-like heat to the ...