Blog Tour: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Happy Sunday y’all! Today is a super cold and snowy day here in NC, so it’s the perfect day to curl up with a book (or to tell y’all about a book)! Thank you so much to Turn the Page Tours for having me as a part of their tour for Daughter of the Moon Goddess! My stop on the bookstagram portion of the tour took place on the 8th, but today, I’m going to be telling you my favorite things about Daughter of the Moon Goddess. As always, thank you to the publisher, Harper Voyager US, for sponsoring this tour. Now, onto the good stuff!

Daughter of the Moon Goddess 4/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.

Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.

To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.

Oh I loved so much about this book you guys! I loved how much Xingyin loved her mom and took on so much in order to try and free her from her imprisonment on the moon. I loved the way she built up her relationships and friendships even when they were hard. And most of all, I loved how much she trusted herself and her instinct even when others were telling her to do something different. But besides those things, here are my favorite part of the book:

  1. The battles: Xingying immediately takes to fighting and loves the classes with the general when she becomes the prince’s companion that it only makes sense for her to become part of the army. And while she’s part of the army, she battles so many cool creatures and other enemies. I love the way that all of the battles were written and how much detail each of them had- your girl loves action, so I mean it only makes sense that those were some of my favorite parts.
  2. The fantasy/world building: Sue Lynn Tan does such an amazing job creating this world and making it come to life. I could picture the Celestial Palace and the army and the emperor and empress because of the way that they were written and I really understood the intricacies of their personalities, the battles being waged, the power struggles- basically everything you’d need to know to understand a new world. Plus the magic within the world was amazing and I loved how that magic system was explained!
  3. The ending: The ending was great- I really loved the last quarter of the book and what I liked the most about the ending was that even thought things felt complete, because I know this is supposed to be a duology, I’m the most excited to see where book two is going to take us because I love the world and the characters.

All in all, I really enjoyed Daughter of the Moon Goddess, and since it came out on January 11th, you can go out and grab it now and love it too!

About the Author: Sue Lynn Tan writes fantasy inspired by the myths and legends she fell in love with as a child. Born in Malaysia, she studied in London and France, before settling in Hong Kong with her family.

Her love for stories began with a gift from her father, her first compilation of fairytales from around the world. After devouring every fable she could find in the library, she discovered fantasy books – spending much of her childhood lost in magical worlds. When not writing or reading, she enjoys exploring the hills and reservoirs of Hong Kong, the temples, beaches and narrow winding streets here.

Her debut, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, will be published by Harper Voyager in early 2022, with a sequel to come. It is an enchanting fantasy of love and family, immortals and magic – inspired by the beloved Chinese legend of Chang’e flying to the moon upon taking the elixir of immortality.
Sue Lynn can be reached on Instagram @SuelynnTan, or on her website

4 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

  1. I loved this book when I read for my stop earlier this month and agree with everything you said! This book is truly magical and I haven’t quite recovered from it yet – all other books I’ve tried picking up haven’t captured me the same way 😅

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