Kristine Madera Book Review

The Cloisters by Katy Hays

Book Review by Kristine Madera

The Cloisters by Katy Hays Book Review by Kristine MaderaIn what seems a serendipitous job offer when her summer associateship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art falls through, Ann Stiltwell finds herself working at The Cloisters, a center for medieval art, and with a group of researchers studying the history—and the validity—of Tarot and divination. Ann’s particular skill set and background bring much-needed insight and her presence shifts alliances within The Cloisters. Soon, she wonders if she was handpicked for the job long before she came to New York. When Ann uncovers a secret Tarot card deck that brings hidden powers to light, The Cloisters’ facade unravels in dangerous ways that will change The Cloisters, and Ann, forever. 

If you love Tarot, chances are, you’ll love The Cloisters. If you don’t, there is still lots to like. On the light-to-dark scale of characters, the personalities in The Cloisters tip toward the dark, with ambition winning out over collaboration and vengeance over compassion in interesting and even surprising ways. 

A unique and worthwhile read!

NOTE: Check out the virtual book club interview with Katy Hays below–warning, it includes spoilers!

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About Kristine

Kristine Madera is a #1 bestselling Amazon author, novelist, hypnotherapist, and pro-topian with a passion for helping people better themselves and the world. Informed by global travel, teaching abroad, and a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Kristine believes that everyone plays a part in imagining and creating our collective future.

Volunteering at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying in Calcutta inspired her novel, God in Drag. She birthed her upcoming novel, The Snakeman’s Wife, as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea.

Read the first chapter of God in Drag HERE