Friday, October 30, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Award-winning Author Alexandrea Weis' Sisters of the Moon! 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, HERE!

Young Adult
Publish Date:
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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"Alexandrea Weis does an outstanding job of painting succinct, hard-hitting scenes that carry Durra from a new role in a convent to a more active position confronting supernatural forces and long-hidden truths that could change not just her life, but the world. Sisters of the Moon represents a fine example of the use of the novella form at its best. It creates a superior blend of action, mystery, and evolving protagonist dilemmas and growth that will keep readers on their toes and involved up to the story's epilogue of unexpected lessons in survival and achievement. Highly recommended for those who like their supernatural mystery stories to embrace a sense of character growth where the fine line between good and evil proves more mercurial than most." —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"While a horror story on the surface, Sisters of the Moon is more than a simple tale of three young women sold to satisfy the debts of others who uncover a dark secret. It's more than just a fresh take on the werewolf mythos or another banal story about the age-old battle between good and evil. Stunning in its imagery and richly detailed, Weis's Sisters of the Moon blends history and religion into a tale of sisterhood and empowerment as delightfully slow-burning as it is sinister, smart, and not at all shy about probing the status quo of the treatment of women who challenge patriarchal systems--and who fight to defend what is right. Sisters of the Moon is the kind of supernatural gothic horror women readers in the genre have been waiting for." —Seven Jane, The Nerd Daily


**About the Author**
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Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, 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 member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. 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.

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*My Thoughts*

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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