Thursday, 4 August 2022

Lets talk Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

 Hey lovelies, welcome back! 

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan was definitely noticed for the cover alone. Then I read the blurb, a tale inspired by the legend of Chang'e, the Chinese moon goddess, and when a colleague told me how incredible it was, I knew I HAD to read it. So, in the thick of third year university deadlines, I treated myself to a pleasure read, and OH, HOW IT WAS WORTH IT!

With her existence hidden, Xingyin has grown up in solitude with only her mother, the exiled moon goddess Chang'e for company. But when her magic flares and her existence is discovered, she must flee leaving her mother behind. Lost, alone, and powerless, Xingyin hides in the one place they won't think to look for her - right under their noses in the Celestial Kingdom. When an opportunity to train alongside the crown prince presents itself, Xingyin disguises her identity in order to master her magic. Determined to free her mother, she embarks on a perilous quest to win the ultimate symbol of bravery - the jaded dragon talisman. However, with treachery looming and war brewing, Xingyin strikes a dangerous bargain and risks losing her mother for good or plunging the kingdom into chaos... 

I loved everything about this book!!!!!!! 

The plot is vibrant and brimming with mythology, action from the onset and romance so palpable I almost flung the book across the room a couple times - everything you want in a book. 

Tan's writing is exquisite and her description envelopes you into the novel so you can smell the jasmine, feel the brocade against your skin and the blossoms cascading down over your head. This is more than a mere reading experience; this is storytelling at its finest!

The characters are so three-dimensional that you either love or despise them. 

I adored everything about Daughter of the Moon Goddess, its pure, wholesome, epic fantasy!

Have you read Daughter of the Moon Goddess? If so, what were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, lovelies!


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