A Creature of Moonlight
As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile—but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild... show more
As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile—but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her. Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina will be captured by a Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the powerful choices its strong heroine must make.
Publish date: 2014-05-06
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
A Creature of Moonlight is a slow moving, beautifully written, character driven story that drew me in from the very beginning. It reminded me in some ways of Janet Lee Carey's books, namely Dragonswood and Dragon's Keep, and also Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. It was nice that it was a stand-alone too...
A bit slow-going to start, but develops into a beautiful fairy tale about consent and female agency.
DNF at the page 116. I can't read any more of this. It's boring. It's so, so boring that I've almost fallen asleep every time I'd get back to reading this. You'd expect that, from the book that involves the girl that is half dragon, there will be some action and fast-paced storyline and whatnot, b...
Arc provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children Books through Netgalley This is a review that I simultaneously want to write and one that, at the same time, fills me with a healthy dose of dread. The reason is very clear: I loved this book to bits, and if I could, I would make sure everyo...
I received this ARC through NetGalley from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This novel is like a myth, mysterious and dreamy, elusive and multilayered, open to different interpretations. I don’t think simple like or dislike could cover it. Everyone will see in its pages something that bel...