Thursday, March 27, 2014

TLC Book Tours Review and Giveaway: The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh

Title: The Moon Sisters
Author: Therese Walsh
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Crown
Publish Date: March 4, 2014
Source: TLC Book Tours

What's the Story?:

From "After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz are figuring out how to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia, who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights, is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother's unfinished novel to say her final goodbyes and lay their mother's spirit to rest.

Though they see things very differently, Jazz is forced by her sense of duty to help Olivia reach her goal. Bitter and frustrated by the attention heaped on her sunny sister whose world is so unique, Jazz is even more upset when they run into trouble along the way and Olivia latches to a worldly train-hopper. Though Hobbs warns Olivia that he's a thief who shouldn't be trusted, he agrees to help with their journey. As they near their destination, the tension builds between the two sisters, each hiding something from the other, and they will finally be forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important."

My Two Cents:

"The Moon Sisters" is the story of Olivia and Jazz. They are sisters but incredibly different from each other. Jazz is grounded. She has had to be her sister's keeper ever since they were little girls. Olivia is a dreamer. She was diagnosed with synesthesia, a neurological syndrome that mixes up Olivia's senses. She can see sounds and taste words. It has caused her to be sort of an outcast in their small town. I loved this element so much. It really added a lot to the book.

After their mother dies, their world is thrown into utter chaos, which will cause Olivia to run and Jazz to chase after her, just as they always have. This is a unique story and one that I know will be on my mind for a very long time.

I love stories about sisters. I love reading about that kind of relationship so much. The relationship between Jazz and Olivia is so interesting. Their relationship is very tumultuous but you can tell underneath all of that chaos that there is a strong love and a strong care for each other. Even the secondary characters in the book were really good. Olivia meets a train-hopper that "tastes like tomorrow" and follows him and throws her life into even more chaos. It's really wonderful.

I really liked the writing in this book. On the whole, I really enjoyed this book. It did get a little bit slow in the middle but then it picked back up towards the end. Overall, this is a very interesting tale filled with great characters!


One lucky winner will win a copy of this great book (U.S. only)! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. 

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Follow the Rest of the Tour:

Monday, March 3rd:  Lit and Life
Tuesday, March 4th:  Beth Fish Reads – “Today’s Read” guest post
Tuesday, March 4th:  Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, March 5th:  Book-a-licious Mama
Thursday, March 6th:  girlichef
Friday, March 7th:  Books in the Burbs
Monday, March 10th:  Bookchickdi
Tuesday, March 11th:  Traveling with T
Wednesday, March 12th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, March 14th:  The Book Barn
Monday, March 17th:  Book Snob
Tuesday, March 18th:  Fiction Addict
Tuesday, March 18th:  5 Minutes for Moms
Wednesday, March 19th:  Time 2 Read
Thursday, March 20th:  Bibliotica
Monday, March 24th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Wednesday, March 26th:  A Novel Review
Thursday, March 27th:  A Bookish Affair
Tuesday, April 1st:  Suko’s Notebook
Wednesday, April 2nd:  A Reader of Fictions
Tuesday, April 8th:  Books a la Mode


  1. Thanks for this great feature. This novel would be memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review. I have seen this around so many blogs.

    I hope I get to read it.

    Have a great day.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

  3. I've been hearing a lot about this one. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  4. I enjoy stories about sisters and the unique bond they share.

  5. This sounds like a really good story. I've heard of synesthesia before, in fact, I think we all have a little bit of it. I can certainly see how that condition would add depth and interest to a character. Thanks for hosting this event. I'd love to win a copy of The Moon Sisters.

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed this book! Thanks for being on the tour!

  7. Thank you, Meg, for your time in reading and reviewing The Moon Sisters!

  8. I am drawn to works in which people deal with the dysfunction or mental illness in their family relationships. This story of two sisters' healing after their mother's death should be rich if it's written well, which I expect it will be! Thanks for this great feature and opportunity to win!

  9. This sounds like a story I would like. Dealing with death of a mother is never easy.


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