Shadows on the Moon
A powerful tale of magic, love, and revenge set in fairy-tale Japan.Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to re-create herself in any form — a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living... show more
A powerful tale of magic, love, and revenge set in fairy-tale Japan.Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to re-create herself in any form — a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? Or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or is she Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge plot to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even the one true aspect of her life- her love for a fellow shadow-weaver.
Publish date: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 447
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
The lead is continuously learning about life and herself. She's been wronged by people close to her and lost people she loved in unnatural ways. She has to cope with her feelings of anger at herself and others throughout. She also has to learn to control newfound powers. I wasn't crazy about the...
This book definitely lives up to my expectations of it. I probably loved this book more than I had expected to and even more so than I logically would have. But the fact is, sometimes you just love a book for no other reason aside from the fact that you love it.Following Suzume through her intense j...
The authors says at the end of the book that she was inspired in Cinderella's story. To be honest, I don't see the resemblance (thankfully). To me, it is a mixture of Hamlet and Memories of a Geisha. There is a strong urge for revenge (for her father's and cousin's death), Suzume's mother has also b...
This year I discovered Zoe Marriott and I believe I have discovered an author I truly enjoy. I look forward to each one and sometimes use them as a bribe to get through others that are proving a bit of a slog. Though I must admit I have approached some of them with trepidation. What if this one w...