i received a copy of daughter of the moon goddess from harper collins nz in exchange for an honest review.
daughter of the moon goddess review
the daughter of the moon goddess is a magical book, inspired by chinese mythology. as it’s not something that i’m familiar with, there was a lot of learning involved in reading this book. i found it completely refreshing compared to a lot of other retellings as it’s not something that i’ve read about before.
the world building was on point. it was perfect and well developed. the writing was also very well done. i breezed through this book in two sittings. the plot was intense and non stop – there were no “boring bits” whatsoever.
despite all this, there was one point that let me down during my reading experience. the characters weren’t particularly likeable. while they did have moments that were interesting, i felt they weren’t memorable. not to mention we had two love interests. (which i usually dislike, but because i didn’t seem to care about any of the characters, i also didn’t really care who xingyin ended up with).
all in all, although i didn’t find any attachment to the characters, i still found the book to be well written and intriguing. i look forward to reading the sequel, and hope that the characters become a little more developed.