Disclaimer: This review is spoiler free except for the parts labelled as spoiler
Book: The Book of Moons
Author: K.M Herbert
Page Number: 218 Pages
Rating: 4/ 5 stars
“‘It means eternity.’ She brushed Kira’s hair. ‘The beginnings are the endings to our beginnings and the like’”
Synopsis: Sixteen year old Kathy is on the run from the orphanage that she and her best friend, Sinead, had resided in. Their mission is to make it to Dublin but matters get complicated when Kathy wakes up to find that she is in an Irish Traveller camp, miles away from Dublin. In order to enlist the Traveller camp’s help in getting her to Dublin, she must prove herself by acquiring a talent. Heath, a Traveller, helps in her search to find one. Unfortunately, Kathy has tried fortune telling, fiddling, dancing and has had no luck in any of those departments. Nothing is working out for Kathy- until she discovers the Book of Moons.
“The Book of Moons” is a beautifully woven story of Kathy’s journey. As a debut novel, this was very well written. It was a light read with a bit of mystical touch to it!
Without further ado, here is what I loved about this book:
“I’m not even a Traveller, I’m not anything. I’m just a girl who ran away from the orphanage.”
What I felt could use a little more improvement:
“You say you haven’t seen the world but when I look into those eyes I can see a thousand places that I’ll never be able to see”
Overall, I really enjoyed reading “The Book of Moons”. I was quite invested in Kathy’s journey from the start and was happy to see her character evolve to become more confident at that end. Everyone should definitely check this book out and let me know your thoughts!