February 25, 2012

Review: Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott

"On my fourteenth birthday when the sakura was in full bloom, the men came to kill us. We saw them come, Aimi and me. We were excited, because we did not know how to be frightened. We had never seen soldiers before."
Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself.
Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity.
Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands?
Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama.
And nothing will stop her. Not even love.

Loved It !!! I always enjoy reading about other cultures and their traditions. The many different settings were very descriptive and vividly beautiful. The main character seemed to bring out many of my emotions. Your heart will really go out to her, mine did. It was a joyous and retching journey watching her grow from a child to a lovely young woman. She deals with everyday problems that real teens deal with, then some. Ones that cannot be seen from the outside, painfully, some that can. The wonderful thing is how she finally comes to terms with them. Then is brave enough to overcome them. What would a great heroine be without an evil enemy to push them along? This book has all that and more. Everyone should really give this one a try !!
Publisher-Walker Books Ltd                     
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the Author for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book Program!~


1 comment:

  1. Yay! You loved it! I'm going to start it next week. :)
    Can't wait.


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