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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.

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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published September 22nd 2020
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The Nerd Daily
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Seven Jane

While a horror story on its 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
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Stacy Fetters
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
“Men are afraid of what they do not know, but women embrace it.”

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
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Carrie
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Durra and two other girls have been taken to an island in which a convent lies. The Sisters of St. Gertrude, live a simple life, they do their choirs, eat no meat and have cats up on cats up cats. They take in unwanted women, sold to them. Former slaves, those sold for money to pay off debts, those who have had been touch by a men then deemed unworthy. The island on which the convent is built on is surrounded by woods and feels evil.

There are secrets in this place, the walls have paintings of r
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
In Atrix, we are one. -Sisters of the Moon.

Wow what an amazing story this was.

The characters were phenomenal. I absolutely loved reading and getting to know each individual character. Durra was amazing. She was very brave, while Emily was my favorite. She was so full of spunk and sass and I couldn't help but love her the most.

The storyline was incredible and very addicting. I was completely enthralled by this story. Weis knows how to keep you in suspense and to keep us guessing about the story's
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Lindy Ryan
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sisters of the Moon [Vesuvian Books, September 22, 2020] is the kind of supernatural gothic horror women readers in the genre have been waiting for.

Sold to pay other’s taxes, three women—Durra, a dark-skinned Moor; Emily, a slave, and Leida, a farmer’s daughter—are delivered to a mysterious convent on isolated Die Wächter Island. Helmed by Mother Amelia, the convent follows the Order of Saint Gertrude, the matron saint of cats and protector of women.

On their first night on the island, Durra and
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Movies, Shows,
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Actual star rating is 4 1/2 stars

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 stor
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Sandy S
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--SISTERS OF THE MOON by Alexandrea Weis is a stand alone paranormal thriller focusing on the Sisters of St. Gertrude who live and work on the remote island of Die Wachter.

Told from third person perspective (Durra) SISTERS OF THE MOON follows three young women, Durra, Emily and Leida as they are left at the Sisters of St. Gertrude convent having been sold into slavery by family and owners but their arrival on Die Wachter Island comes with ghosts from the past as the three young women s
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cranky Stars


Sisters of the Moon is outside of the time era I normally read. I'm more of modern times kinda gal. I've read Ms. Weis before and loved it so i jumped into this one despite it all and enjoyed it.


Durra has been sold to pay off a debt. This takes place in a time servants were very real. Along with Leida and Emily who both have been sold to pay a debt as well. They find themselves on a strange island where a lone convent sits. It's here they meet the Sisters of St Gertrude. Durra k
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Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alexandrea Weis weaves religion and myth into a brand new werewolf legend in Sisters of the Moon. From its mysterious dark and foreboding island, to a convent full of beautiful young nuns and clowder of cats roaming the halls, this story had me hooked from page one. SOTM is sure to become a horror classic.
Monique Snyman
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
An enjoyable, well-written read from beginning to end, perfect for those lazy afternoons. What I really liked was how the author took a familiar tale and made it her own. I also loved the memorable characters (seriously, if you're looking for a book with strong female characters that kick butt, you want to give Sisters of the Moon a shot)!

Also ... cats. Lots and lots of cats. ;-)
Melissa
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Full review to come! Looking forward to taking part in the blog tour.
Brandy {The Review Booth}
Honestly, I wish this book wasn’t a novella – it was so good, interesting, fast-paced and I could not put it down. The descriptions of the convent and the island upon which it sits were beautiful and creepy enough to send shivers down my spine.

Durra’s description as a Moor threw me for a minute and it was the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves that brought it back to me. I know why my brain made that connection but I haven’t watched that movie in YEARS. Durra’s internal struggles with her lot i
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DeAnne
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I wasn't expecting this book to be horror, I knew it had paranormal elements, but I'm so glad that it was horror and that I wasn't fully aware of that going in - it made the reading experience so much better. As soon as I started reading this story I couldn't put it down and found it to be a quick and well paced read.

This was perfectly suited to the spooky mood I've been in and seeing these girls who have been sold to pay tax debt
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Joanne
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a supernatural horror story than Sisters of the Moon is a perfect book especially with Halloween coming up this book would go nicely in October TBR.

Three women, Durra, Emily, and Leida are sold to pay others’ taxes and they are taken to a convent on Die Watcher Island. The convent is run by Mother Amelia and they follow the Order of Saint Gertrude. She is the matron saint of cats and protector of women.

The nuns and convent do not appear to be what the three women thought i
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Heather
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG it was so good!!! I read it in one night. Horror, mystery, suspense all wrapped into one. I can't wait for the next book!!!!
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
Oh My God!!

I was so wrapped up in this spell binding read that I devoured it in one sitting. This author weaves together a beautiful storyline and fantastic characters and dear lord, I want more of this story. The twists and turns in this book are unexpected and completely blew me out of the water when the secret truly unfolded. This is a MUST read!!
Inkslinger
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis

ARC provided by Alexandrea Weis via Xpresso Book Tours. All opinions are mine and freely given.

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"A monstrous fate will turn a girl into a legend."

10-15: I know.. that tagline grabbed me too!

'Sisters of the Moon' by Alexandra Weis is the story of a slave named Durra who is sold for taxes. Two companions, Emily and Leida, share her fate. After an unpleasant journey with the tax collector, they find themselves on a remote island shrouded in
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Lynn Reynolds
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Durra’s only a teenager and already her life is about to change. Sounds like what any of us would go through as we go from young adult to adult. But how many of us can say that they experience something that can’t be explained?

We’re in the Fall season where I live and this book comes out just a couple of weeks before Halloween. What better time to enjoy the book with a cup of hot apple cider. Maybe sitting outside while the leaves are changing/starting to come off the trees. M
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Jasmine
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

Sisters of the Moon is a young adult novel with some fright, paranormal, and historical elements added to the book.  The focus is mainly on a young woman named Durra.  She hand two other girls have been sold and are being taken to a convent.  Durra is a rarity in her day as she is dark skinned and was taught to read.  Her caucasian counterparts were never taught to read only how they can use their bodies to keep themselves safe from their M
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Anie
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The dark and spooky story, that I couldn't put down.

From the first page, I fell in love with the atmosphere of the story. Girls who were slaves, not worth anything, and abused in many ways, are brought to the mysterious island, where live nuns of The Sisters of St. Gertrude order. Durra soon finds her place there, but her two new friends have a harder time adjusting.

Durra soon discovers, when reading the books, that there is a lot more to the nuns than meet the eye, and that the entire island ho
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Angela
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to Xpresso book tours and Vesuvian books for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for a review. I had no idea what to expect from this book. I thought the cover was gorgeous and couldn't wait to read what it held inside. This was definitely something I had never read before and I can't wait to continue reading this series. Our main character Durra, is a mystery from the beginning. Her "gifts' she already holds before coming to the convent I know will have some major place in the story to ...more
Lindsey
Oct 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I finished Sisters of the Moon in one day, which is something that doesn’t happen for me very often these days. At 250 pages, it’s a fast read, but a lot happens in a short period of time.

It’s a well-written story with tinges of horror, mystery, suspense, and a bit of religious undertones. There’s an ominous feeling of knowing something is not-quite-right, yet you can’t quite put your finger on it at first. I had an inkling about what was going to happen, but the ending still managed to surprise
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Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, 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 award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable ...more

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