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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.
Praise for SISTERS OF THE MOON
“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
A Covenant on a remote island on Lake Obersee lives The Sisters of St. Gertrude. A wooded area surrounds this Covenant and lurking in those woods is something dark and sinister. No one can travel through the woods in fear of what’s lying in wait.
Durra, Emily, and Leida arrive on this island lead by Lars. He’s in charge of getting them to the Covenant for a price. These girls were sold off by their families because they had debts in their names. They try to make this trip quick because of the eerie feelings coming out of the woods.
Once they make it to the Covenant, they are treated better than they have been before but they all know that something is off about this place. All doors are locked before bed from the outside and no one is allowed to eat meat. Things get stranger from there.
Emily being the ornery one out of the three plays an evil prank on the Sisters and something monstrous happens. No one can believe their eyes. Durra is now faced with an unthinkable fate in which she has to choose to live with the Nuns or wander out into the depths of the evil woods.
Will Durra accept her fate and help with the war of good vs evil? Or will she turn her back on her true self?
This book was a very quick read but it’s one that I wished was longer. I still have goosebumps just remembering how the story played out and it was something that I wasn’t expecting. It was very imaginative and not like anything that I have read before. It kept me interested throughout and I couldn’t put it down.
Sisters of the Moon was an amazing read and one that I will read again soon. Alexandrea Weis knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat without giving away her secrets all at once. This is definitely an author that I’m going to keep on my radar. If you love dark and haunting books, then this is for you!
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