Monday, April 7, 2014

The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh Review

Title: The Moon Sisters
Author: Therese Walsh
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Beautiful, magical, and absolutely poetic, this lyrical coming of age novel completely swept me away--I loved it!

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Jazz and Olivia Moon are two sisters who couldn't be more different--Jazz, at twenty-two, is practical, down-to-earth, and more than a little bit angry, and Olivia is eighteen, a dreamer, wanting to do justice to her mother's memory by journeying to the glades, the setting of their late mother's story. Brought together on a journey across the state, both girls find they must face their past demons in the girls'

What I enjoyed:
-The lyrical, beautiful, poetic prose that peppered the novel--it was absolutely stunning and I really, really loved it
-The dual point of views from both Jazz and Olivia, two sisters who couldn't be more different, adding an amazing richness to the novel that I loved
-The pacing--it was breakneck and I couldn't put it down
-Olivia, the loving, sweet dreamer of the pair of sisters, head in the clouds and determined to do justice to her beloved mother's memory
-Jazz, the angry, practical half of the pair, trying desperately to look after her sister so she won't get hurt--both sisters had remarkable depth
-The vibrant cast of characters surrounding the girls, particularly Hobbs and Babka
-The letters that added another point of view to the novel: the girls' poor, tormented mother
-The ending

What could've been better:
-There was absolutely nothing I didn't love about this beautiful contemporary novel! Amazing!

I loved, loved, loved The Moon Sisters! Any fans of beautiful prose and contemporary fiction should run--run--to the nearest bookstore and snatch it up! Next on deck: Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini!

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