Book Review: Witching Moon

I was sent a copy of Witching Moon by K.E. Bonner to review and I just finished this quick read yesterday.

The novel follows Anne, a young woman living on the Island of Cusabo. She was raised by Mama June, though not her biological mother who passed when she was born. Mama June taught Anne is a nurse/healer of sorts and taught Anne all she knows, but a secret they have is that Anne has the power to cure people of ailments. After saving a man who washes ashore after a shipwreck, they learn that he was searching for her. Phillip confirms that Anne is more special than they knew and that she was born under a witching moon. Those born under witching moons are immortal. These people are immortal so if they are stabbed or shot for example, they will survive. However, if their head is separated from their body they will “die” and eventually be reborn but that could take hundreds of years. Anne learns that her twin sister has been searching for her for a very long time. Anne was “killed” a long time ago and was reborn. Her sister, an oracle, knew she would be reborn in the new world during a war (it is Civil War time). With the help of Phillip, they try to make it to the sept they belong to in France so Anne can be reunited with her sister, but need to dodge other immortals from different septs that want Anne since she is a powerful healer.

I enjoyed this book and liked the interesting storyline! I was a little confused at first because I didn’t know where Cusabo was (modern day Charleston area) and at first I couldn’t figure out if Mama June’s family and Anne were native, white, black, or what. It also took me a little time to wrap my head around the storyline and get everything straight. For example, the story is taking place during the Civil War, the sept she belongs to is in France, the septs that are after her are samurai and vikings.

*Minor spoilers ahead* I liked the story and thought the concept was unique, but with all the rich background information about the different septs etc. I thought there would be more to the story, but it ultimately is about Anne trying to reunite with her sister, which is still a good story but as mentioned before with so much interesting background information I would’ve loved a more intricate storyline. If this was a series and this book was just the set up then that would be a different story, but as far as I know this is a standalone.

Overall, I did enjoy the book!

*I was sent this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*

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