Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Sisters of the Moon
Alexandrea Weis
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 22nd 2020
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

** A Novella ***

A monstrous fate will turn a girl into a legend.

On an island in Lake Obersee, where The Sisters of St. Gertrude abide, a destitute Moor named Durra arrives. Sold for taxes, she and her two companions tend to the nuns and their collection of cats. At night, she combs the library for details on the order, the remote island, and the beasts howling outside her window.

But when a prank reveals the sisters’ gruesome secret, Durra is forced to accept a new fate. Bestowed an unearthly power, she must choose between life as a nun or living among the monsters beyond the convent walls.

Her path is about to change the tide in the ultimate war. The war between good and evil.

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My Review
Sisters of the Moon is a pretty simple, straightforward book involving werewolves. But there's a bit of a unique twist to it. It's good vs evil at its core, but rather than something like angels and demons, it's two different packs. And I have to say I rather enjoyed it.
The story follows three girls -- Durra, Emily, and Leida -- who get sold to an island convent as payment. Almost immediately, Durra feels a sense of foreboding and realizes there may be something wrong. But the warmth and comfort she feels around the Mother Superior ease her anxiety a bit, and she and the other girls settle in at the convent. But there are secrets abound.
The phrase "Curiosity killed the cat" comes to mind while reading the story. And speaking of cats, there are a lot of them in the convent. But why? You'll have to read and find out.
I did enjoy Sisters of the Moon. It is a little on the shorter side, as it's a novella, so I'm eager to see if there will be more with the characters in a full-length novel. Being on the shorter side, the story barrels along, keeping you fully engaged in the story, curious to unravel the secrets of the convent alongside the characters. 
And as for the characters, I have to say I wasn't really fond of Emily or Sister Joan, but I did like the others. I think Leida was my favorite, although Durra is pretty tough.
If you're looking for a unique paranormal read, give Sisters of the Moon a whirl.
4 stars!

Author Bio:

Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.

Weis writes romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, supernatural, and young adult fiction and has sold approximately one million books. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers Association and the Horror Writers Association. www.AlexandreaWeis.com

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3 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun read and well written! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon! :) Glad you liked it!

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  2. This definitely sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing it and for your review!

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