Friday, September 25, 2020
BLOG TOUR: Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Sisters of the Moon by Award-winning Author Alexandrea Weis! Today, on our tour stop, we have a review AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Follow the tour (tour schedule is at the end of this post).
September 22, 2020
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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**About the Author**
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU 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 and began writing at the age of eight.
Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes mysteries, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, action, historical, and romance.
Alexandrea Weis is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Sisters of the Moon is a good book for a cozy reading session at home. There is enough in each chapter of the story to keep the reader invested and curious to know what happens to Durra and the other girls next. There is mystery, diverse personalities in Weiss’s characters, and action.
Sisters of the Moon is a vivid and fluid read from start to finish. Weiss intricately describes the environment and supernatural of the story. It’s dreary, dirty, and enigmatic. With that in mind, the reader is immediately immersed in Durra’s world. The book starts with rain fall and ropes cut into Durra’s skin as she rows the oars of a boat towards an island where her fate may be sealed. She is a slave sold with two fellow slaves, Emily and Leida. The three are established in just the first chapter with just enough detail to be engaging but not wholly revealing until later in the story. Emily is a short-tempered and big mouthed girl who won’t stand for Lars Brelhoff’s abuse or being controlled by anyone. Leida is the more docile and timid one of the group and Durra is an the between as someone guarded yet curious.
Sisters of the Moon takes place in one location, but the story never becomes dull as there is more information to unravel. St. Gertrude’s, the convent that would be the girls’ new home is housed on Lake Obersee and is unknown territory to them. There aren’t many other inhabitants, as far as the girls could see, but the sisters of the convent seem welcoming enough, particularly the warm and serene Mother Amelia. As Durra learns more and the girls live their new lives, the reader cannot help but feel a sense of belonging to the convent. Even so, the convent offers mystery enticing skepticism in Durra, even though she could describe it as a sanctuary. The suspense build in the desolate atmosphere and Weiss brilliantly foreshadows the incoming fight by describing the convent’s tapestries and stonework with images of wolves, animals, demons. If I had to be critical, Sisters of the Moon offers everything you need in a supernatural horror and is worth the read.
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