Thursday 8 June 2023

Sister, Maiden, Monster - Book Review

Sister, Maiden, Monster
by Lucy A. Snyder

What is it about:
Sister, Maiden, Monster is a visceral story set in the aftermath of our planet’s disastrous transformation and told through the eyes of three women trying to survive the nightmare, from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lucy A. Snyder.

To survive they must evolve.

A virus tears across the globe, transforming its victims in nightmarish ways. As the world collapses, dark forces pull a small group of women together.

Erin, once quiet and closeted, acquires an appetite for a woman and her brain. Why does forbidden fruit taste so good?

Savannah, a professional BDSM switch, discovers a new turn-on: committing brutal murders for her eldritch masters.

Mareva, plagued with chronic tumors, is too horrified to acknowledge her divine role in the coming apocalypse, and as her growths multiply, so too does her desperation.

What did I think of it:
This is such a weird and beautiful read!

After catching a virus Erin and other survivors of the virus start craving brains, while other survivors start craving blood . What at first seems like a viral apocalypse that's creating living zombies and vampires soon starts to get freaky as Erin learns more about herself and her desires.

And then there's Savannah who undergoes yet another transformation.

Only when I got to Mareva's part of the story things started fitting together again and you could view the full scale of this apocalyptic event. 

I was totally on lose footing for most of the story, but enjoying it nonetheless. There were some Lovecraftian themes that gave me some idea where this story was leading to, but I was still surprised by the overall story. No Lovecraftian Mythos prepared me for the horrors Snyder managed to come up with.

All in all a cool, weird, and freaky read. I will have to investigate what else Snyder has written (apart from the Jessie Shimmer series of which I read the first book ages ago).

Why should you read it:
It's totally weird and cool!

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