Daughter of the Moon Goddess – A Book Review: #RoeliaReads

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

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.

Image credit: Jonathan Ball Publishers

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.

Seeing that I listened to the audiobook, a few words about that as well. The narrator, Natalie Naudus, is a great fit for this book. She does a great job at telling the story, and bringing the characters, beloved or not, to life. I really enjoyed her narration.

The book was a wonderful ‘change of scenery’ for me. A strong 4/5 for me. What a fantastic debut! I’m already counting down to the second installment “Heart of the Sun Warrior”, coming later this year.


#daughterofthemoongoddess by Sue Lynn Tan – inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess… Fantasy/YA ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #roeliareads #netgalley #booktok #booktoksa🇿🇦

♬ Chinese Thunder Drums – Chinese Music

Thank you to #NetGalley and HarperCollins Audio for the opportunity to listen to this audio book, in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date – January 2022 – HarperCollins
(Also, Jonathan Ball Publishers in South Africa)

*Header Credit:  Sue Lynn Tan (via Twitter)

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