Review Snippet: Daughter of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Daughter of the Moon Goddess(The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1) by Sue Lynn TanThe Celestial Kingdom Duology #1

If this looks familiar to you, I have reviewed this book previously, when I received an ARC audiobook copy before it’s release earlier this year.  I loved the book – and the cover art, so much I just had to get the hard copy as well!

Described by the author herself as an adult fantasy/YA cross-over, this debut novel was a true flight of fantasy – to use the cliché. I haven’t read much fantasy lately, and this book made me decide to read more of this genre.

This story is inspired by the legend of Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e. With the main character, Xingyin – and a true heroine in every sense of the word – we go on an epic journey filled with magical beings, mythological creatures, brave quests and fierce battles. With a strong female lead, fighting to protect and save her family, this is a non-stop ride of adventures and discoveries. The writing is atmospheric, immersive, detailed and engaging and even though I found it going at quite a fast pace, it did transport me to a fantasy world, filled with enchantment and beauty.

@roelia_reads #AllTheBooksJul22For the next couple of months, every time someone asks me what sequel I am looking forward to most, my answer will be “Heart of the Sun Warrior” by Sue Lynn Tan!#RoeliaReads #BookTwitter @Exclusive Books @Jonathan Ball Publishers #booktoksa🇿🇦 #booktok ♬ Chinese Bamboo Flute – Relaxing Music

The book was a wonderful ‘change of scenery’ for me. A strong 8/10 for me. What a fantastic debut! I’m already counting down to the second installment “Heart of the Sun Warrior”, coming later this year.

Thank you to Exclusive Books for this book, in exchange for an honest review.

Published locally (South Africa) by Jonathan Ball Publishers.