Review: Book: Daughter of the Moon Goddess- Sue Lynn Tan

Title: Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Series: Celestial Kingdom #1

Author’s Name: Sue Lynn Tan

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 512 Pages

ISBN: 978-0063031302

Author or Book Website: Home | Sue Lynn Tan

Link to Amazon purchase page: Daughter of the Moon Goddess: A Novel (Celestial Kingdom, 1): Tan, Sue Lynn: Books

Link to Goodreads: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.

Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.

To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a rollercoaster of an adventure. Xingxin must flee her home and go on a quest across the Celestial Kingdom where she must learn the skills to save her mother. Her mother stole an elixir meant for her husband and is exiled to the moon. Twist was she was pregnant at the time of her exile. This journey has her learning skills alongside the prince. There is betrayal, romance, and hope and it is a great start to this duology. I can’t wait for the next one. I want to find out what happens next.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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